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Legal training— for what it’s worth.

The other day I was having an argument with another professional who was not in the legal profession.

Upon reflection, I was struck by how helpful it was to have legal training—- in that moment in time.

The ability to cut to the heart of the matter and destroy the opposition can be very helpful.

The trouble is it breeds arrogance and pride.

Listening to a position & quickly being able to dismember the argument is pretty cool; however, that skill is absolutely destructive if it is taken home and used upon one’s spouse or child.


Nobody likes to be cross-examined, and if a skilled advocate ( injury lawyer) ever wants to get his ass handed to him, all he ever has to do is use those same skills at home.

There is a time and place for everything, and I’m absolutely convinced that most of what is taught in the law-school environment is useless, or worse yet, counter-productive trash.

The worst trial lawyers– and I see it quite often in the injury law business– are those who are know-it-alls, possessing all the skills that make them slick, and who time after time walk out of a hearing with a loss because they have no idea of what it’s like to be real.

Just some random thoughts.

Keep your strength.

Charlie Donahue

personal injury lawyer

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