How can a lawyer argue without crying? By using logic to overrule emotions. Appeal using reason and facts not crying and heartstrings. Or use both or whatever gets the right verdict. I know they have a lot of practice and are masters at hiding their emotions, but I am sure that there are moments when it gets to them. This case is no different as the two lawyers tear into each other and in the process start to shred the client’s case. Have you ever watched a lawyer argue in court and thought to yourself, “I wonder how he/she does not cry?” The truth is, lawyers cry all the time. They cry when they lose cases. They cry when they win cases. They cry when they think about their clients and what they are going through.
Do lawyers have some magical ability to not tear up when giving such an emotional speech? Or do they just have a higher pain threshold than the rest of us?
It’s a common misconception that lawyers are all emotionless and logical. In reality, they’re human just like everyone else. The trick is to make sure they don’t show it in the courtroom. I’ve seen it happen. The argument is going poorly and the lawyer starts to get stressed out…when that happens, it’s time to pause for a second and collect yourself. It doesn’t matter how you do it – take a deep breath, count to ten, or go get some water. Just don’t let your emotions interfere with your case!
Have you ever watched a lawyer argue in court and thought to yourself, “I wonder how he/she does not cry?” Lawyers are emotional beings. They have to be. It is their job to deal with the emotions of others, while they themselves are under pressure and stress. We are all human and sometimes lawyers just want to cry. Even the strongest, most empathetic lawyer has felt overwhelmed by a client’s pain or loss. Sometimes emotions get in the way of doing good work and staying focused on what you need to do next.
Are Lawyers hard to deal with?
Lawyers are trained to be hard people. We’re taught not to show emotion, even though a lot of us really want to break down and cry sometimes. So how does one get through the days when we want to scream at our clients for being so stupid? They try to be patient and understand their client’s needs and concerns
Lawyers are expected to be rational, logical and cold. In the courtroom, emotions are considered a weakness and can cost you a case. But we’re not machines – it’s not just about logic. The legal profession is made up of people with complex personalities who shouldn’t shy away from showing some emotion. We need to embrace our humanity community. In an article that appeared in the prestigious New York Times, Law Library of Congress director James H. Billington stated that lawyers “are human beings like everyone else and can get emotional.” And yet, it is true that a lawyer’s primary role is to advocate for his or her client and not to become emotionally attached. Lawyers are trained in logic and argument, but sometimes that training can make them forget the emotional impact of their words. When people feel hurt or attacked, they often react with anger, a feeling that lawyers should recognize as a possible outcome to their arguments.
Still, not every angry outburst signals an attack on your client’s case. Arguments are part of the job when you’re defending someone who’s been wronged or accused of wrongdoing.
It’s natural for people involved in heated exchanges. Lawyers are, by nature, a pretty tough bunch. They have to be in order to hold their own in court and deal with the adversarial system on a daily basis. So when was the last time you saw a lawyer cry? Probably never! As a lawyer, you are probably so ingrained in the culture of law that it can be hard to see the world through someone else’s eyes. This can be especially true for those who grew up in a household where being a lawyer was expected. You may not have had the same opportunities for community service or exposure to other career options as your peers did. Because you were groomed from an early age, it might seem like you’ve been living with blinders on all this time.
Are Lawyers tough?
Yes. Every lawyer knows this. We’re not all insensitive jerks who think only in absolutes and black/white terms. There are a lot of lawyers (and non-lawyers) out there who believe that the only way to get what they want is to be tough through and through, including in their business dealings or personal relationships. But being sensitive doesn’t mean that we can’t be tough. It means that we can have moments where we are sensitive and where we are required to be tough being in this profession of a lawyer.