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Dressing your Client for Success at Deposition and Trial

January 9, 2017

When you think of courtroom statements, your mind may not immediately jump to fashion. But if you are representing the plaintiff in an important case — whether a personal injury claim, a contract dispute or a sexual harassment claim — the main goal is developing your client’s credibility. This is done by creating the image of an “honest and sympathetic” individual during the Witness Deposition — as well as during the trial itself. After all, you only have one chance to make a good first impression on the jurors, opposing counsel, and judge, and what we wear has a tremendous impact on exactly that. Wearing clothing that is distracting or offensive to other parties during a trial can significantly hurt your chances.

In this article, I discuss some aspects of the courtroom process, and how dressing and acting professionally can give you a better chance of obtaining a favorable outcome in your case. Contact me today if you are seeking legal assistance with your personal injury claim, or with any of the other categories listed on my website.


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