Why are trial lawyers so dramatic?
- We’re all roosters; we think the sun comes up because we crow. If you look at what we do, it takes a fair amount of ego. Our job is to convince six or twelve people that we’re never going to see again that what we are telling them is the truth – and then getting them to act on that truth. That requires a substantial level of self-possession and self-confidence. The danger comes when we forget that this isn’t about us; it’s about our clients. Far too many of us lose sight of that. When we do, we lose that “genuineness” or “authenticity” that others have remarked on.