Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Trial Lawyers

If you are among the dozens of my students considering law school, and if your knowledge of the legal profession comes from Law and Order and John Grisham novels, and if you imagine you’ll be a trial lawyer because that’s the only type of lawyer you know, and if you picture yourself locked in a daily courtroom struggle with fiendishly smart opposing counsel, irascible judges, shifty witnesses, and a quixotic search for truth, then don’t read this deposition excerpt published on Cleveland.com.  Otherwise, if you want a peek into the heart of civil litigation,* read on.

*with a bonus lesson on generic usage of trademarks

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