Tailboard Talk: Do You Really Know What Is Happening With Your Fire Department?

02/09/2012
By Craig Nelson and Dane Carley To defend a client properly, defense attorneys build a case by improving their situational awareness. They not only need to know the client's history, story, and actions but also details of the case from all other possible points of view. They seek out information from law enforcement and about the judge, the jury, and the prosecutor. They need to consider what biases to address, who is an asset, and how the prosecutor intends to prove his or her position. This helps the defense attorney gather information about the case from all of the different angles. This preparation and research are required for every case. This approach increases the attorney's odds o...

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