First Liar Always Loses: The “Brief Series”

August 18, 2021 by

First Liar Always Loses

Honesty is the best policy, and when you’re before a judge, it’s your safest bet. In this “Brief Series” episode (only 10 minutes) , Tricia and Sara discuss why lying in the courtroom is a bad idea.

Tricia begins with some advice she received on the first day of her legal career. It was a lesson on credibility, and that lesson has stayed with her ever since.

Sure enough, both Sara and Tricia have seen others learn the hard way. They each share stories from their careers where other lawyers were exposed for either relying on bad information or outright misrepresenting the facts.

Along the way, they explore why a lawyer needs to be 100% accurate, and they offer some best practices for telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth (so help you God).

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Sara Lincoln and Tricia Derr are the co-founders of Lincoln Derr and serve at the helm of the firm leading all practice groups through active counsel, litigation, and advising. They are seasoned litigators specializing in innovative multi-media communication, practical business-minded advice, and speaking to audiences in a “real”, non-technical way.

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