Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
Having the right lawyer working for you can determine ultimate victory or defeat in a case. This documentary gives the prospective litigant or defendant some helpful advice to heed when choosing a lawyer. Topics range from reputation to recovery record, appearance and rapport, articulateness and personality. Is the prospective attorney good with a jury, or better with a judge? Is criminal law her specialty? Does he understand the tax code? Do you seek an aggressive presentation or a more subtle approach? Knowing the answer to these and other important considerations can help one choose the right advocate for the right job. Interviews with judges, lawyers, jurors, plaintiffs, and defendants give insight into the art of hiring the right lawyer for you.