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The Difference Between Litigators and Trial Lawyers

Nov 27th, 2019

Video Transcript

MURRAY OGBORN: The difference between a litigator lawyer and a trial lawyer is that litigators are very good at preliminary matters: making motions, drafting briefs, arguing motions, and persuading judges on what the law is and what it isn’t. Trial lawyers focus more on the facts, and what will persuade people about those facts. Trial lawyers understand and are taught to understand what messages will connect with juries, regular people, how those jurors are going to receive the message that’s conveyed, what the proper message is, and how the jurors will interpret those messages based on their life experiences, mores, morals and the way they understand everyday life.