February 01, 2012

The Importance of Good Judicial Management

Cecil C. Kuhne III

From Convincing the Judge

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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.

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