Litigation & Trials

Experts: Political Cover and Consulting Experts

The Rules of Evidence tell us that the testimony of an expert is admissible to provide “scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge [that] will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue.” Fed. R. Evid. 702(a). Even before you think about what you want to present as evidence to a fact finder, though, you need to understand your case—what the facts mean, where your client is strongest or most vulnerable, and how much the case is worth. That’s where the non-testifying, consulting expert comes in.

Litigation & Trials

Marketing: To Blog or Not to Blog? That’s a Question?

With the advent of social media, law blogs or “blawgs” have become mainstream in the twenty-first century. A great blog can give a lawyer’s practice a personal voice and significant presence. But the onslaught of social media can make even veteran lawyers jumpy. With hundreds of law blogs in the blogosphere, lawyers hoping to separate their blog from the pack must learn the ins and outs of blogging.