If Your Case Goes to Trial...
You will receive at least several months' notice regarding your potential trial date. Once the case is scheduled for trial, you must plan for it. For instance, many people are surprised to learn that the actual trial can take several days and sometimes weeks. In addition, you will be required to sit through the entire trial, including jury selection. Connecticut is the only state that has individual questioning (voir dire) of potential people on the jury. The process of selecting a jury in Connecticut can take several days and, in complicated cases, it can sometimes take several weeks. In the weeks before your trial and especially during the trial, you will be meeting your attorney in order to prepare for the trial. During the trial, we will bring in witnesses on your behalf in order to prove the claims in your case. These witnesses may include family members, friends, medical providers, coworkers, the defendant and, of course, you.
- You will receive several months' notice prior to your potential trial date.
- You must plan to be available for the entire trial, which can take days or sometimes weeks.
- We will bring in witnesses on your behalf, including family members, friends, medical providers, the defendant and, of course, you.