In the Zone for court.
Presenting a case properly in court requires that you are organized, prepared, and able to recall facts quickly. It helps if you are “good on your feet.”
I am sure you have heard of an athlete or performer getting in to their “zone.” While in that state they are able to perform at the top of their game.
Just as practice helps an athlete get into their zone, so does practice help a trial attorney get in her zone. Experience counts.
If you are in the zone when representing yourself in court, you might receive an acceptable outcome. However, an experienced attorney is going to achieve better results in most cases, especially if he or she is in the zone.