During the recent Trial From Hell, there was a point when we were about to start cross-examination of a key witness, but it was close to the end of the day so the Court recessed instead. The Judge was not available the following day, so Trial resumed a day after that. This gave the attorneys a good 36 hours of extra time to prepare.
Can you see where this is going? I thought so.
The attorneys decided to completely re-do the entire cross-examination, which led to me working until 2 AM pissing all over work I already did.
A lawyer provided with any extra time will destroy all of yours. Rule #947 of being a paralegal.