January 2019 Bar Bulletin
By Judge Andrea Darvas
What Is Your Goal?
Why go to trial? One of the most common reasons for going to trial is because settlement discussions failed to bear fruit to the satisfaction of your client. Or maybe it’s because your client wants his or her day in court, to uphold important principles or to make new law. Or maybe it’s a combination of many things.
You need to know what your goal is and you need to have a plan for how you are going to get there. You need to do the things that advance you toward your goal and...