Law360 recently published an article asking veteran attorneys to share their advice to new litigators on how to handle their first trial. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Managing Shareholder of the firm's Miami office Richard A. Morgan says, "The best tip I can provide to young attorneys is know your judge. Learn about the judge presiding over your case — how he or she handles the voir dire process; how much time is typically allowed for opening statements; how does the judge handle objections. Observe him or her in person. Go online and research specific orders or contact the judicial assistant regarding how exhibits are handled. Most attorneys will be prepared with their outlines, understand the nature of the law, jury instructions, etc. But knowing the judge is paramount. Understand the judge’s priorities to help you formulate your own.” 

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