Joyce publishes article on encountering the unexpected in the courtroom

Joyce publishes article on encountering the unexpected in the courtroom
Overcoming unexpected occurrences in the courtroom
Michael J. Joyce
The Legal Intelligencer

Michael J. Joyce, an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice, wrote this article on navigating the courtroom as a young litigator, and the importance of being fully ready to encounter the unexpected to make for more successful experiences. Michael notes that, “The courtroom, simply, is a place to build or break a litigator’s reputation, and a place where the best trial attorneys shine, regardless of circumstances.” No matter how prepared a lawyer may be, “a heavy dose of corresponding uncertainty is nevertheless present and looming.” However, it is important to be fully ready to encounter the unexpected, take any lumps with grace and learn from the unpleasant experiences that may arise while in the courtroom. He concludes by saying, “It is impossible to fully foresee the exigencies of any courtroom appearance, but young lawyers are well served to learn quickly how to at least control their reactions to even the most unexpected occurrences.