How Far Should a Lawyer Push an Issue?

Last month, we wrote about the connection between a good attorney and a Judge. In the article, we explained how effective lawyers learn how specific Judges prefer to run their courtrooms after appearing before them enough times. Here’s a particularly relevant selection about the topic:

“A lawyer’s experience before a specific Judge is invaluable to a client in getting a positive resolution. Some Judges are quick to decide, some take their time, some will take it under advisement. Knowing what to expect in a case means more than just knowing the typical process. It’s no joke when we say that a good lawyer knows the law and a great lawyer knows the Judge.  In the past, some have used that phrase dismissively to imply some sort of illegal connection between lawyer and Judge. That is obviously not the case. Rather, when a great lawyer knows a Judge, they know how the Judge prefers to hear evidence, how they run their courtroom, their background and preferences, and their historical rulings with specific issues. At the Reyes Law Group, you can rely on a legal team that has spent years building a noteworthy reputation in courtrooms throughout the State of Florida.”

You can be assured this is certainly true.  Even more than common sense, when you’re in front of Judges often, you get to know and learn about their temperament. You learn how to navigate conversations with them to reveal the strength of your case and in so doing, achieve your objective.  It is also important to note that when you are addressing a Judge in Court, you need to recognize when they are only going to go so far on certain points. Part of the experience of just being in front of them teaches you how far you can push on an issue. You should never sacrifice on winning the case, but you have to learn what is important to push forward and what you can set aside.

At the end of the day, you want to get to the finish line. You don’t want to get cut short in Court by not picking up on the cues of what a Judge is saying. Everyone is in Court for the same reason: to resolve the issue. An important part of respecting and understanding a Judge is listening, and knowing when not to push them too far or focus on the wrong issue.  Instead, you zero in on what they think is the key to resolving the legal bottle-neck, and in so doing, highlight how your client’s legal argument satisfies their concern and is the right result.

If you are an Asset Manager, Loan Portfolio Manager, Private Lender, or Investor and need help with delinquent, defaulting, non-responsive borrowers, remember that EXPERIENCE COUNTS – don’t delay, contact the Reyes Law Group today!  At the Reyes Law Group, we not only defend your investment, but preserve your rights and value your trust… every single day.

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