Being In Your Client's Best Interest
[00:00:00] I've fallen between two types of attorneys you described: I'm wildly passionate about cases in which my client has truly been harmed and is blameless, which is rare in my years of experience.
Yes, that's true.
But, I become disillusioned when I find that the clent has exaggerated his position or not entirely blameless in the matter. What advice can you give to a practitioner with this experience?
That's true. You shouldn't become disillusioned. You want to frame facts in a way that appeals, that helps your client's best interest. You just need to sell yourself on it.
It was funny. I was in a mediation once and I was with a well-known judge and he was talking about an attorney on the other side. And, he was saying that this particular attorney that we're up against, regardless of what he's doing, just works himself up into such white heat, getting all passionate about his client. It's true. You have to get all wrapped up in terms of what's going on with your clients and very enthusiastic. The better you do that, the better off you'll be. So, you just need to think about that. And, most clients are not blameless.
The truth is always somewhere in between, but your job is to take the [00:01:00] side of a client.