Knowing every document and piece of evidence in your case file is imperative to competent preparation of your case. While this may sound obvious, many attorneys fail to follow this advisement to their own peril. The reasons for knowing your case file in and out are threefold: (1) you want to be the case master, (2) you do not want to be caught off-guard, and (3) your reputation is on the line.
Brockl, Rachel, "KNOW EVERY DOCUMENT AND PIECE OF EVIDENCE IN YOUR FILE" (2021). Publications. 938.