Karl Heideck is an attorney in the Philadelphia area who has made a name for himself in risk management and in the practice of compliance. Along with this, he also writes prolifically about the law, and has recently published a guide for success with tips for aspiring litigation attorneys.
Heideck recently wrote an effective essay on litigation for www.thereisnoconsensus.com, communicating what the life and practice of a litigator entails.
As Karl Heideck tells it, civil (non-criminal) litigators work to settle cases between their clients and the opposing side. By researching the details of the case (which entails a lot of investigative work) they will be able to try the case and ultimately come to a place where they can make a settlement offer to the opposing side. If, however, their client is a plaintiff in a case, they will review the other side’s offer and ultimately decide if the offer should be accepted or revised.
Once the details of a case are agreed on and a settlement (financial) amount is agreed on, the case can be closed without the necessity of going to court. Though a case of this kind will entail legal fees and a commitment of time, it can be a much less costly and stressful situation than actually going to court. As Heideck explains it, 90% of civil cases are settled out of court, which is usually a best case scenario for all involved.
Heideck’s communicaton of the fine points of the work of a litigator provides a great service for aspiring attorneys and anyone else who wants to know more about the law. His guide to success is also a valuable piece for those who want to know more about the reality of life in the law.
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