5 Legal Lessons from Susan Murray Co-Counsel of Baker v. State of Vermont – Lesson 2

LESSON # 2: LITIGATION DOESN’T HAPPEN IN A VACUUM

 

The best legal citations and strategies in the world won’t be successful if the political and educational stars aren’t aligned.  Judges are human, and every judicial decision is subject to a political response.  So, it’s crucial in a civil rights case for the lawyers and their clients and their supporters to engage in ongoing, thoughtful conversations with the community at large, to flesh out concerns and hopefully garner support for the issue.  These conversations are always time-consuming and exhausting, and are frequently contentious and painful – but they are critical to your ultimate success.

 

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