Legal Leverage: Dancing With Corporations In CourtNick Throlson
One of the hardest places to be in any kind of legal practice is corporate. You better believe there are giants in the business world that will never take a beating lying down. They have literally billions of expendable income on this kind of thing. They will pay the best of the best lawyers and attorneys to fight their corner until the cows come home and then some. So as a legal firm that is on the end of prosecuting or otherwise helping the main prosecution team, what can you do to not be crushed by the other side? You should have all your ducks in a line when you go for the attack but the infrastructure you use to make sure that happens is also important. For example, you might have some of the best, youngest and brightest brains in the business, but if they don?t have access to every single thing they need while on the road or at home, then you put them at a time and information disadvantage. This requires your legal firm to make sure you are using the best software and aware of the best legal practices so you can dance the dance when you need to in court.
Direct and be in the loop
As you imagine there are things you need to collaborate on when you?re part of a prosecuting team. A corporation may have hired you and other firms to fight their case but given each team a different duty. You might be the research team for the prosecution or vice versa. What you need is a good case management software. If you are part of the head team or even, are actually fighting for your corporate client yourself, then you?ll need something like a district attorney case management software. Here you will have access to thousands of pages regarding laws, similar cases that have been won or lost, and potentially your own history so you can see what kind of tactics were utilized before. With such software, you have an immense amount of research material at your disposal and you can therefore have an easier time trying to find loopholes and grey areas.
Know their and your own client
Every business has it's own set of rules that will be used internally. These are usually called domestic laws or rather terms and conditions sometimes. They will be legal documents that are drawn up for employees, advertisers, news networks, other businesses, individual clients such as investors, and of course the government of the land. You should know your client as much as you can so study their domestic corporate law. For that you will need to use a cloud system which you can access at anytime and anywhere. These documents can be in PDF format and also signed online using new software that allows authentication via mouse movements. You never know you could find a loophole in the party opposite case from their own domestic corporate law.
Studying and saving the domestic corporate law of the other side gives your legal leverage. You might know their own rules better than they do which you can access via a cloud system.