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New attorneys can often be easily intimidated. Here are some tips on how young attorneys can effectively deal with bullying from opposing counsel.
The more you learn about opposing counsel, the more effective a negotiator you will be. Here are some tips on how to accomplish that.
It's easy to feel sorry for lawyers whose only claim to fame is their reputation for being difficult. But you have a reputation too, and a reputation for getting along is a valuable commodity. Continue to work at it, and you will see the benefits.
Repetitive work can lead to attorneys becoming overconfident and even lazy when handling cases. Don't let yourself fall into that trap: make sure you read before signing a document.
In an effort to avoid conflict, many attorneys say yes more often than they should. Learn to say no to clients, opposing counsel, and the court.
Experienced attorneys frequently resort to intimidation when dealing with a young attorney. If you are a young attorney, have faith in your case---and don't let opposing counsel dictate their view of the case and your client.
Every case, and every set of facts is different. Whether you are interacting with opposing counsel or the court, good facts should be front and center.
From the moment you start practicing law, people are going to tell you that you aren't very good at your job.
Young attorneys need to carefully consider the source and content of advice when making a critical decision.