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There are a ton of reasons that a trial could be delayed and reset, whether that’s continuances due to scheduling conflicts, the witnesses being on vacation, or whatever. At a certain point, after the second continuance, you start to get a little fatigued, almost burnt out on the case, and you begin to lose motivation. Burnout is real, and so is trial continuance fatigue. And so, how do we prevent this from happening as trial lawyers and keep the momentum of the case?

In this episode, we’re going to tackle trial continuance fatigue with our guest, Bijan Darvish, who practices employment law in Orange County, California. Prior to lawyering, Bijan was previously a police officer who was unfortunately wrongfully accused and had to go through the process that an employee would have to go through to clear his name. He went through the criminal process where he got fully acquitted, then he had to go through suing his employer, for which he also was successful in doing. All that experience and process that opened his eyes led him to go into law school.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What is continuance fatigue?
  • The benefits of creating a schedule
  • Switching things up for the focus groups
  • The benefits of focus groups 
  • How to shorten the opening statement
  • The value of having a transcript

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If you have questions or would like to speak with Bijan Darvish, you can reach him:

Email: [email protected]

Or if you’d like to learn more about his employment law practice visit:

If you have questions or a particularly challenging client preparation, email Elizabeth directly for assistance: [email protected].

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