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Too many lawyers take contingent fee cases only to regret the decision.
Every lawyer practices within a complicated set of goals and constraints that can lead to temptations.
Long-standing ethics rules require the disclosure of adverse cases, even if your opponent misses them.
Too many arguments in a brief makes them all seem weak. Where do you draw the line?
An appellate judge lays out his views on selecting arguments.
If you really intend to try a case, you need to think long and hard about whether to take an expert’s deposition.
There is practical wisdom behind judges’ complaints about over-arguing lawyers.
Defense counsel should be ready to marshal any Eighth Amendment arguments when a judge imposes an excessive sentence.
What can judges and lawyers do to respond to the reasonable desires of citizens for procedural justice?
This online-only book excerpt illustrates the dangers of so thoroughly believing your case that you can't see its weaknesses.
Courageous decisions made during the Watergate scandal still inspire lawyers today.
The substitution of systems for thinking is rampant in the law.
Evidence presentation systems can help your case--but first you need to understand how to get permission and then use them.
Lawyers cannot write sophisticated, powerful prose without a skillful use of the passive.
With today's criminal cases often having a foreign dimension, these treaties have taken center stage.
Motions have become more important due to the increasing number of cases that settle.Here are some tips for handling them.
This discussion of the rules of professional conduct examines the border between ethical and unethical threats.