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If you have your own laptop, bring it. Even if the firm decides to give you one for the trip, odds are it will be a
Under no circumstances should a paralegal try to go out drinking with the lawyers. For one thing, you can't keep up. Lawyers are professional drinkers. If you do go out with them, DON'T DRINK. Stay sober, and collect the blackmail material. Preferably photographic. Plus, getting them back to their rooms means better odds you won't be late for whatever is needed the following morning. Feel free to drink on your own time, but not with them.
Always bring one extra set of dress clothes (suit, whatever). Nothing's worse than something being extended and you wind up wearing the same thing again sans dry cleaning. Having an extra means at least one day to get everything else to a 24-hour dry cleaner.
Scope out the main roads and get directions to and from all of your destinations. Especially if the destination is unfamiliar to you or anyone travelling with you. Lawyers aren't known for that kind of advanced planning, which is why they hire us.
Better yet, if a car is being rented, offer to drive once you get there. I haven't met a lawyer yet who wasn't a terrible driver, or would refuse an offer to be chauferred.
If you are working with co-counsel, get acquainted with your counterparts there first. It never hurts to butter them up and get a sense of what to expect.
Perhaps when my present trip to Superfundville is over, I'll have a few more tips to share.