Diana Manning Offers Advice for New Litigators at Law360.com

Along with more than 45 veteran attorneys, principal Diana C. Manning shared her tips for “What New Litigators Can Do To Win Their First Trial” with Law360.com.


“Accept that you will be nervous; be yourself. Know your file. As long as you are well-prepared, you will be able to hold your own. Don’t worry if a ruling goes against you. Expect that things will go wrong. The ability to adapt is critical. For important pieces of evidence or testimony, plan to have alternate ways to get it admitted. Don’t stress about memorization, have organized notes to which you can refer. Treat everyone including your adversaries, their clients and witnesses, and court personnel with respect. And don’t forget to have fun,” Manning tells Law360.com.

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