March 30, 2023

Insights Into Trial Lawyering with Hillary Johns | Learning from Experience

By Adeptus Staff

Today on Adeptus On-Air, host James Walker speaks with Hillary Johns, a civil trial lawyer with decades of experience in the courtroom. As a licensed lawyer in several states, Hillary shares her extensive knowledge of the law. She touches on how the legal field has changed, her experience going to court during COVID, and how the virtual world has given more people the opportunity to be represented in court. Listen in to hear Hillary’s thoughts on what it means to be a lawyer and her advice to those who may be interested in becoming one.

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00:47 Practicing law in multiple states

05:38 Hillary’s path to becoming a lawyer

07:15 Taking on clients

 19:19 Hillary’s most memorable cases

 26:27 Changes and trends in lawyering

 38:16 Hillary’s career advice for becoming a lawyer

41:34 I would say, there is a lot you can do with a law degree. So, if you decide ultimately not to be a lawyer, you could go in-house and work for a company because a lot of people are very, very interested in having lawyers come work for them. If you were a lawyer and didn’t practice anymore and went into the corporate world, you’d probably do very, very well.”

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