Karl Heideck is a driven and multi-talented attorney who works in compliance and risk management in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Along with his work as an attorney, he also has a commitment to communicating about the law to lay people as well as other attorneys. He recently published a special guide for aspiring litigation attorneys, to help them achieve success in their chosen field.
A Recent Essay on Litigation.
In a recent article in www.thereisnoconsensus.com, he wrote an overview of the life and practice of litigation, in hopes of helping others understand the ins and outs of that type of legal work.
As Karl Heideck explains it, civil litigators are lawyers who work to resolve legal differences between their clients and the opposing side. Most cases do not ultimately go to court, but are usually resolved when the two parties reach an agreement, and a settlement amount is paid to the plaintiff. Resolving a case this way does involve time and legal costs, but can save the very large cost of actually having to go to court.
Most litigators in civil (non criminal) law work for large law firms, though some do work in their own private practice or for smaller boutique style offices. Many large corporations and banks retain their own litigations lawyers on staff, as they frequently have legal issues that must be dealt with.
The work of a civil litigator, as Heideck continues, involves a lot of investigative work. The information a litigator discovers will back up the client’s claims in the case and may also shoot down some of the claims made by the opposing side. All of this goes into building a strong case that the litigator uses to ultimately protect the client’s rights in the case.
There’s no doubt that Karl Heideck is a strong legal mind who has worked hard to help new lawyers achieve success. As a lawyer committed to communication, he’s doing a service not only for lawyers but for anyone who wants to know and understand the law on a higher level.
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