How To Survive Litigation On The Fast Track

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft (July 30, 2015, 1:40 PM EDT) -- Whether they come in the form of arbitrations, requests for temporary restraining orders, or full-blown trials, expedited legal proceedings can be an incredible strain on a litigator's workload, mental health and family life. But cases on the fast track can also have a silver lining.

Here are the six most important things to keep in mind during a whirlwind proceeding:

Get on the Phone Early

Working collaboratively with opposing counsel can be a good thing in any case, but on a fast-track trial it's imperative, veteran litigators say.

"One of the things I like to do is pick up the phone...

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