Tuesday, March 22, 2005

What Persuades When The Judge Has Discretion? -- tips from a judge

Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow (N.D. Ill.) discusses factors that persuade a judge to exercise discretion.

My talisman is Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Unlike the advocate, who is strategizing for a favorable result for the client, the judge seeks a result that will advance the “just, speedy, and inexpensive determination” of the litigation.
What Persuades When The Judge Has Discretion?: GP|Solo Magazine - March 2005 - ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section

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