Trying to explain what makes a good trial lawyer is tough.
You don’t have to dress like Gerry Spence.
You don’t have to browbeat a witness like Tom Cruise.
I haven’t seen much suspender-snapping like Clarence Darrow and I’ve definitely never seen Elle Woods.
But, if you don’t know the jury instructions, you are never going to get very far.
Not at trial. Not in settlements. Not in motions.