Almost every lawyer has tales of opposing counsel who thought the legal profession was a personal vehicle for avenging childhood slights. Apologists for such bad lawyering like to argue that the legal profession "ain't no ice cream social." Nonetheless, asks Jim McCormack, how do we explain our opponents to our clients and how do we resist the temptation to let opposing practitioners be seen as "Satan's in-house counsel"?
Deconstructing Opposing Counsel
October 25, 2002