How To Overcome Trial Lawyers' Courtroom Experience Gap

By Aukjen Ingraham (April 1, 2022, 2:33 PM EDT) -- Both in-house counsel and law firms face an acute problem today: It's difficult for attorneys to gain trial experience or to hire other attorneys who have that experience.

Fewer cases are being tried, and the cases that are tried are riskier, creating a challenging environment for those who want to gain more courtroom experience. A new approach is required to ensure that teams have seasoned trial lawyers on staff far into the future.

Some law partners on the verge of retirement have 100 to 150 civil jury trials under their belts. In their day, jury trials were common, and it was...

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