February 20, 2020 Article

Four Litigation Lessons from Running Track and Field

Running the mile taught me four important lessons about how to win for my clients.

By Caroline A. Morgan

When I ran track, I never imagined that I would be learning lessons that would one day help me succeed as a lawyer. My event was the mile and I was focusing on getting from point A to point B as quickly and painlessly as possible. Ultimately, I learned that the art of running track is what happens well before you cross the finish line. Similarly, being a good litigator is about effective lawyering throughout the life of a case.

Below are four litigation lessons I learned from running track. Whether you ran track or played another sport, the same concepts likely apply. That is the beauty of sports. 

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