My First Trial: Lessons Learned

  • February 24, 2020
  • Alison Southern

In the beginning of February 2020, I had my first trial. It was a five-day, high conflict parenting trial (the main issue being alienation, with a secondary issue of income imputation). Prior to this, I had never sat in on or assisted with a family law trial, so it was an incredible and highly nerve-wracking experience – both in the preparation leading up to the trial and during the actual trial.

Now that I have had a bit of time to breathe, with the caveat that the below are based on my own particularly circumstances, here are some of my “lessons learned” from this experience for others who will find themselves in my shoes: