As litigation attorneys, we expect that you are able to conduct initial case investigation to determine, in the plaintiff�s case, if enough evidence exists to file a lawsuit or, in the defendant�s case, what evidence exists to defend a potential suit. You are also expected to be able to draft a variety of pleadings and motions on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant. You are further expected to be able to employ a variety of discovery devices to gain information relevant to the lawsuit, including interrogatories, depositions, requests for production and requests for admission. In addition, you should be familiar in preparing for trial as to conduct pre-trial depositions of experts and key witnesses; prepare demonstrative to be used as trial exhibits; and draft and argue pre-trial motions. Finally, you are expected to be able to select a jury and present their case in court, present opening and closing statements, examine and cross-examine witnesses and craft a persuasive story for the fact-finder (judge or jury) through testimony and evidence.
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