In a litigation firm, the best trial lawyers must be teachers. The long-term success of any litigation firm depends on the ability of its seasoned trial lawyers to train younger associates in the art of trial practice. Each generation of trial lawyers trains the next. Otherwise, a litigation firm's talent pool will gradually dwindle and eventually evaporate—a fate that has led to the demise of many litigation firms.
So how does an experienced trial lawyer train less experienced attorneys? Here are the critical steps in that process: