EH 1010 Unit 4 Journal

Columbia Southern University

The day I learned Federal Court is no joke

With my line of work I am in court several times a month with depositions, pre-hearing trials, and jury trials. I had a real eye opening experience when I was to attend a trial at the Federal level. Without going into details about the case, I will say that I was assisting the D.E.A. on a case, and I had to testify in Federal court of my participation during the case. Like all other cases, I had written a supplement report, that I felt was detailed and informative, boy as I wrong. I had gone to a pretrial interview and that is when I initially learned, that when a case goes federally, the attention to detail I much more important. So being somewhat prepared as to what I am going to be asked I had in mind my “excuses” as to why so items was missing in my supplement. Now I am talking small items, like times that I did what I did or colors of something that I described, small things like that but big things in the eye of federal court. When I was on stand, I did learn that I need to be much more detailed and specific with items that only I am seeing. I took it as constructive criticism more than an attack, although it seemed like an ambush. It didn’t affect the outcome of the case so I felt I did ok, but from that point on, my reports and supplements are much more detailed and specific. I now treat all my cases with the same attention to detail because never know at the time, but the case you’re working could go Federally.

Place an Order

Plagiarism Free!

Scroll to Top