November 06, 2017 Articles

The Big Case: How to Win the Budget Battle

Winning this can often be as important as winning on the merits of your case. These tips can help give your clients certainty and keep you focused on your practice.

By Brian A. Berkley

Many battles are fought in litigation, and few are more important than the budget battle. Here, the lawyer must not only plan for the unpredictable but must also put a price on it. Whether you are in-house or outside counsel, your job performance may be judged in significant part based on establishing a credible budget and sticking to it. The budget stakes are higher when the battle is waged on the big case battleground, where the inherent unpredictability of litigation is magnified.

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