Fresno DUI Attorney and Criminal Defense Lawyer Learns from Gerry Spence | Spence is The Greatest Trial Attorney to Have Ever Lived | Gaining Trial Skills to help you with Your DUI and Criminal Defense Case
Being an attorney means we have passed law school, the bar exam, and been sworn in to practice law. It does not necessarily mean we have any practical trial experience, and necessarily, at some point, we, as attorneys, do not. Then, after being allowed to go out and "practice" law, we hold people's lives, futures, and careers in our hands. But learning how to be a trial lawyer, is much different being an effective trial attorney.
Being a trial attorney can be looked at in two ways. First, a person training to be a professional football player, a wide receiver for instance. They can run routes, catch footballs, lift weights, but have never stepped on a football field at any point. They, absent any coaching, or practice with the team, are the starting wide receiver in the super bowl. They run, fleet footed down field, the ball comes, they reach out to catch it like they so many times in the past, only to be crushed by a devastating hit by the defense, drop the ball, and lay there motionless until the stretcher carries them away. That can be a new attorney in trial, and too many times the crushing blow is to the defendant.
Another way to look at it, is the person who has played football at every level, and been naturally gifted. But, that gifted athlete isn't willing to take the coaches advice, and never fulfills his potential. That is the smart, personable attorney who never seeks the education from those who have done it before them. Does it well, their way, but never as good as if they were open to learning from others. Ego's run wild in the practice of law, it is exactly that ego that needs to be checked to reach our full potential.
That is why I read books, attend seminars, and have obtained two masters degrees in Forensic Science since I became a lawyer. That is why I pay thousands of dollars every year to attend seminars across the nation, to learn from the best. To better help my criminal defense and DUI clients with their cases.
I will continue to gain education, trial skills, negotiating tactics, and people skills to help me help my clients.