Posted by ESC on October 31, 2002
In Reply to: Just the Facts posted by Bob on October 31, 2002
: : I am looking for the origin of an old legal adage that goes something like: If you case is strong argue the facts, if your case is mediocre argue the law, itf your case is weak attack the other side.
: : Assistance would be greatly appriciated
: Don't have an origin, but most lawyers know the cliche as "If the facts are on your side, bang on the facts. If the law is on your side, bang on the law. If neither the facts nor the law is on your side, bang on the table."
Found this online: There is an old saying among trial lawyers that goes something like this: "If you can't argue the facts, argue the law, if you can't argue the facts or the law, blow smoke."