Going to Trial

11/10/2008 Articles

What in-house counsel can do to best prepare for success at trial

Few things can cause in-house counsel to lose sleep more than taking a case to a jury trial.  Not only are juries often unpredictable and the results uncertain, but many trial decisions must be made spontaneously by trial counsel, leaving in-house counsel feeling they have limited ability to directly impact the trial.  Nevertheless, though outside counsel may be the public voice for the organization during trial, there are important steps that in-house counsel can take, both before and during trial, that will help maximize your company's chances of winning a trial.