Sara M. Foskitt says that when she served as a staff attorney in Travis County district court, the question that seemed to come up most often in pretrial hearings was, "Have you discussed this issue with your opposing counsel?" Often, the response was negative — lawyers admitted they had never called or spoke to opposing counsel about the issues they needed to resolve — which did not bode well for an attorney trying to make a good impression on the judge. She offers a few practice pointers.
Commentary: Embrace Communication With Opposing Counsel
July 2, 2012
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