On top of possessing a thorough knowledge of the law and its workings, lawyers also learn the art of when to speak and when to shut up.
More precisely, lawyers are trained in how to manipulate language and information to their benefit. Clients, however, are often not as practiced at holding their tongue, and this can kill a case in court in a matter of minutes.
1. From Bluellan:
"He's been cheating on me! I found underwear that wasn't mine in his car."
"Hold on! There was no underwear!"
"Yes, there was! And it was plus sized. As you can see, I'm not a plus sized lady."
"First of all, they weren't plus sized and second-"
Judge "Wait. I thought you said there was no underwear"
"Oh......umm...it flew in from the window?"
Divorce court is hilarious.