We’ve all seen a lawyer get combative in court, accomplishing nothing very loudly with lots of gesticulating and getting red in the face. Sometimes, there is a point to be made. Often, it serves no obvious purpose. At Unwashed Advocate, Eric Mayer explains what is really happening:

“So, what is all of this going to do for me?” [my client] finally inquires.

“It will show you that I’m working hard and earning my fee.”

That’s about it. For a better approach, read Mayer’s post.

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