Friday, August 5, 2011

Waiting for a verdict

After you run a marathon to get to trial prepared, and after closing arguments are done, you finally realize that there is nothing to do but wait for the jury to return the verdict.

When you know that legally, you SHOULD win, and opposing counsel knows they should lose on legal grounds, it is all the more important to you to win. If you lose when you have the facts and law on your side, it almost feels like you failed the client after they handed you the keys to victory. We put faith in our justice system to make the right choice. That doesn't mean juries do always make the right choices.

While I wait for the verdict, I can't help but hope that the jury retains the important parts of the evidence and apply the evidence to the law correctly.

Fingers crossed.

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