Welcome to Litigation

Dennis K. Ames
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Key Concepts

  • In litigation, preparation is the key to a successful outcome.
  • Preparation should begin as soon as you become aware of an adverse outcome likely to lead to litigation.
  • Don’t conduct an independent investigation.
  • Never appear at a deposition without consulting an attorney.
  • Meet with your attorney early.
  • Communicate with your attorney regularly.
  • Know what you can expect of your attorney and when.
  • Know what is expected of you and when.
  • Do your homework, and make yourself available.

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Key Concepts

  • In litigation, preparation is the key to a successful outcome.
  • Preparation should begin as soon as you become aware of an adverse outcome likely to lead to litigation.
  • Don’t conduct an independent investigation.
  • Never appear at a deposition without consulting an attorney.
  • Meet with your attorney early.
  • Communicate with your attorney regularly.
  • Know what you can expect of your attorney and when.
  • Know what is expected of you and when.
  • Do your homework, and make yourself available.

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Last updated: January 26, 2022