From Convincing the Judge
- How frequently should status conferences occur?
- What are the most useful pre-trial procedures?
There was a time when documents were few, discovery was limited, and cases were tried quickly. Now, however, judicial management is incredibly important; without it, a case simply may not proceed. Discovery, for example, can seriously delay a case, consume a litigant’s resources, and in the end, turn out to be completely useless. Lawyers can become so involved in the details of discovery that they forget about the main issues of the case.