Most of us will eventually have to enter a courtroom once in our lives — for the lucky ones, this is only for a few hours and jury duty — others, not so lucky. Whether you’re serving on the jury or you must stand in on a case of your own, a number of things must happen before you get into the courtroom. To spare yourself the time and headaches, we’ve compiled a list of a few things to look out for before you head into the courtroom for the first time.
As it goes without saying, an attorney who is competent and prepared for the job at hand is imperative. Your best asset is someone who knows the case in and out, and understands your needs within the case. Whether it involves a marital issue or personal injury, it’s important that they’re well-versed in the topic and continue to help you understand your place in the courtroom. When the time is right, your attorney will give you advice on the best time to speak, state your cases, and what you can do to help them.
Be On Time
One of the most important things to do is arrive early. Not only will your attorney not appreciate the delay in your arrival, the court won’t wait for you either. This also means that there are ramifications in terms of how you’re viewed by the court, and what the outcome might end up being. Account for the time needed to pass through security, meet with colleagues, and anything else necessary. Your attention to detail during this very serious time is important, and it shows your recognition and understanding of the situation at hand, ready to be serious and take on the court as you see fit.
When the time comes, GNPCV is well versed in a range of practices that can help you receive what’s owed to you during a trial. Whether you’re dealing with an individual issue or a case involving more than one person, there’s an attorney who is ready to help you with what you need.
Founded in 2000, Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP brings together a group of highly qualified attorneys focused on serving the legal needs of individuals, businesses and municipalities throughout New York, Connecticut and the surrounding areas. For appellate cases, we have a number of attorneys that specialize in the specific fields you may be looking for.
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