Opening Statement: Practical Advice from a Practical Lawyer

Vol. 41 No. 1

The author is a shareholder with Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, New Orleans, and chair of the Section of Litigation.

Growing up, I never knew any lawyers, and I never went to an Ivy League college or law school. Somehow, I survived. After a while, I even started to enjoy what I do. More than 30 years later, I still do. I have now litigated with and against some fine lawyers at some great firms, and along the way, I think I have learned a few things. I share some of them here as some practical advice from a practical lawyer.

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