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Dines’ Potpourri of Advice
Do not drink any carbonated drinks or alcohol at least twenty-four hours prior to the trial. Drink water without ice at room temperature. Eat light, healthful meals. If you are on medication, explain it to your attorney.
Do not be late to court for any reason (outside a terrorist attack). “Stuck in traffic” is not an excuse, nor is “I couldn’t find parking space.” Being on time is one reason you charge by the half-day for your in-court testimony.
Your attorney will tell you whether or not you should sit in the spectator section of the court or be sequestered outside the courtroom until you are called to testify. This is determined by the judge.
Consider taking as aspirin or diarrhea preventive prior giving a deposition or testifying in open court.
Ask your client-attorney which files you should take to court. Keep in mind these files are considered discoverable and must be shown to the