Have you ever watched what a rock climber does before starting a complicated ascent? That’s right… the climber plans each move. If the climber just started climbing without carefully considering the efficiencies and ramifications of decisions, the climb might fail, or it might become more protracted than necessary.
Business litigation too is complicated. A good attorney with your best interests in mind should not just start climbing. That approach will invariably lead to an inefficient result or a Pyrrhic victory. In your dealings with legal counsel you should always have a strategic approach to the litigation, and especially to the end of the litigation, whether that be by settlement or trial. This should include a realistic budget and a frank dialogue about the goals to be accomplished in the case. The last thing you want is to find yourself halfway up a rock with no plan or insufficient resources to finish the climb.