Articles

Tips for Using the Foundational Voir Dire

By John McNichols and Joshua Tully – February 21, 2019 | Learn to use an overlooked tool to keep bad documents out in criminal cases.

Closing Arguments: Common Pitfalls and Pointers

By Lauren Reynolds and Bryan Gottfredson – February 21, 2019 | Ignorance of what constitutes improper conduct during closing can have a severe detrimental impact on a client’s case.

Practice Points

Papa John’s Executives Ordered to Produce Emails and Text Messages from Personal Accounts

By Aaron R. Sims – January 31, 2019 | This decision provides insight into actions that companies and their directors and officers can take to try to protect personal communications from discovery.

Federal Forum Selection Provision Invalidated by State Court

By Travis Dunkelberger – January 31, 2019 | The court’s decision relied heavily on the seminal decision in Boilermakers Local 154 Retirement Fund v. Chevron Corp.

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The Importance of a Diverse Trial Team

Trial lawyers discuss the growing body of evidence demonstrating that diversity creates success—and why practitioners should diversify their trial teams and jury for better trial performance.

Three-Day Rule Eliminated for Electronic Service

Make sure to correctly calendar your response deadlines under the most recent edits to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. You no longer get three extra days for electronic service. (3 minutes, 53 seconds)

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