You can’t be everywhere at once. When you are working under a heavy case load, there may be times when your schedule comes into conflict. The court doesn’t run on your schedule, though, so when you are required to appear in court, but other professional or personal obligations get in the way, Patrick Coughlin can appear on your behalf, ensuring your professional obligations are met, so your clients are getting the service they deserve and your case keeps moving forward.
Appearance Attorney for Hearings and Trial
You always want to give your clients the very best service, and appearing in court isn’t always the most important place for you to be. An appearance attorney can help you keep from spreading yourself too thin, standing in for you when your time would be better spent elsewhere. Depending on what point you’re at in a case, you may appoint an appearance attorney for:
- Preliminary conferences
- Pre-trial motions and hearings
- Case management meetings
- Status conferences
- Court or jury trials
The Role of an Appearance Attorney
Some people think an appearance attorney is no more than a stand-in body to appear physically in court. While an appearance attorney can be beneficial for filling in at those pre-trial motions and meetings where the only real necessity is your presence, a good appearance attorney understands what you need to know. The attorney will:
- Document all arguments
- Inform you of future hearing dates
- Provide a summary of important information revealed at the hearing
San Jose Appearance Attorney
Patrick Coughlin is an appearance attorney based out of San Jose who can fill in at hearings, meetings, motions, and trials throughout the San Francisco Bay area. Experienced in criminal defense, Mr. Coughlin will make sure he understands all aspect of the case for which he is filling in, so that he can represent your legal position, and the interests of your client, in court. A one-time public defender, Mr. Coughlin has ample experience in criminal defense, and in working with prosecutors and judges throughout the criminal court system. When you cannot be in court, don’t let scheduling conflicts get in the way of your case.
By letting Mr. Coughlin appear for you in court, you can keep your case moving forward through the system, while you work on the case behind the scenes, giving your clients their best chance at a positive outcome.