I was talking to a buddy the other day.
in his opinion, the vast majority of attorneys in criminal cases don’t cite any case law in their motions to the judge.
Even in substantive hearings, he says he sees no basic research.
I don’t know if that’s a trend that cuts across “most” courtrooms.
I know I hang out with an uncommon bunch.
I’m not joking when I say my posse is composed mainly of case law nerds, junkies, and fanatics.
…but is it really that bad out there?
If this is true then this is GOOD news for you and me.
Because, sadly, it means it doesn’t take much for us to stand out.
These days any superficial case law digging makes you uncommon.
10 minutes a day for 3 days a week spent listening to cases, not even reading them, and you’ll be head and shoulders above the competition. To them it will look like you’re moving mountains. Most attorneys are busy, agitated, unmotivated, and far more eager to find new ways to get a facebook, twitter, or Netflix-induced dopamine drip than accomplish something meaningful.
If that’s what the common attorney does,
then the Premium Nuggets Subscriber is truly lethal.
He’s outworking his competition.
He’s doing the hard work upfront so the rest easily falls into place
He’s constantly making connections the others never see.
He’s building notebooks of cases and crafting his trade.
And, he does the things others aren’t to get the results others don’t.
Anyway, to get your name in the drawing for my extra copy of my Jurybook subscribe to the Premium Nuggets today.
Samuel Partida, Jr.