December 12, 2015 Articles

How to Give Your Case a KISS

Tips for being an effective advocate

By Robert L. Horn

You don’t have to be perfect to be my lawyer. You don’t have to be famous to rule my world. Ain’t no particular facts I’m more compatible with. “I just want your extra time and your kiss.” Prince and the Revolution, Kiss (Warner Brother Records, Inc. 1986).

That’s right, trial attorneys—your case just wants your extra time and your kiss. Litigators, rejoice! No, not that type of kiss. Rather, your case would like you to Keep It Smart and Simple, and I am confident that following these three basic rules will allow you to do so.

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