Sometimes attorneys are too optimistic approaching trial, which may give his or her client unrealistic expectations. Always remember that regardless of how promising your case may seem, an unpredictable jury holds the power.
We have all done it. At a hearing, we are about to win the argument but keep talking. The next thing we know, the judge has changed her mind and ruled against us. After a few “learning” experiences, we remember to stop talking when the judge seems convinced, and thus avoid snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.