The trial judge's lifeline during a high-profile case will be their high-profile case team who will coordinate logistical, security, and media relations for the duration of the trial. Once the trial judge is chosen, he or she should select the team members. Ideally, most of the team members will have already been identified in the court's COOP plan. The high-profile case team should be trusted to and should be given sufficient authority- through written court orders, as necessary to carry out its responsibilities.
Investing these individuals with the authority to implement their decisions will prevent unnecessary "appeals" to the trial judge by those who are unhappy with the decisions of the trial team.
They should be given sufficient self-assurance to assume responsibility for managing their respective duties without seeking the judge's approval for minor details. However, a working dialogue between the high-profile case team and the trial judge should be maintained throughout the trial with the trial judge checking in frequently. The detailed responsibilities of each of the members of the high-profile case team can be found below.