7 Dos And Don'ts For Staffing A Trial Team

Law360, New York (June 16, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT) -- Trials can be won or lost based on the makeup and chemistry of a litigation team. Drafting a winning trial team can be more art than science sometimes, but it helps to keep some key guidelines in mind when deciding on individual staff and then assigning out roles.

"Putting together a successful trial team is like assembling an infantry squad or other small-scale military unit: Every person performs a specialized role but can also handle at least part of another team member's duties at a moment's notice," Barry Shelton of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP said.

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