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Litigation Journal | Spring 2023: Presentation

Volume 49, Issue 3


Storytelling: The Art of the Advocate

Don G. Rushing

At every stage of litigation, the art of the advocate is crafting a good story and telling it effectively so that the listener prefers your client’s story over that of your opponent.

Apr 24, 2023 13 min read

Finding the Human Story

Diane Appleton Reeves

To enhance your effectiveness in litigation, find and tell the nuanced human stories of your clients' cases.

Apr 24, 2023 11 min read

Examining the Expert

John Donley

The author offers some courtroom techniques that stray from the standard rituals, to add to your tool kit when examining experts.

Apr 24, 2023 17 min read

Presenting Yourself on Social Media

Raffi Melkonian

Lessons on how to present yourself on social media to the benefit of your practice, reputation, and personal life.

Apr 24, 2023 11 min read

Judges Should Social Distance--on Social Media

Hon. M. Sue Kurita

Judges are a vulnerable population in the social media world, where the Code of Judicial Conduct, case law, and advisory ethics opinions can be applied to the unwary or the unwise.

Apr 24, 2023 3 min read

The Sentence: A One-Dimensional Approach

David Greenwald

Efficient, persuasive sentences are not only good in and of themselves; they provide a clean workspace for the more difficult task of constructing paragraphs, arguments, and briefs.

Apr 24, 2023 18 min read

A Deaf Litigator Reconciles Her Differences

Melissa Felder Zappala

Many lawyers feel they are not capable in some way., but we would all do well to remember that each of us comes with our own need for accommodations.

Apr 24, 2023 12 min read

Who's Zoomin’ Who?

Lee Stapleton

Zoom kept the wheels on during the pandemic, but it seems as though the wheels may now be coming off. Zoom is expedient, but it does not encourage excellence.

Apr 24, 2023 8 min read

An Interview with Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo

Ashish Joshi

How does someone with aspirations to become a judge best present oneself to the world? In the case of Judge Vilardo, it was a compelling combination of quiet brilliance and disarming humility.

Apr 24, 2023 18 min read


Work and Play

Kenneth P Nolan

Even though we’re not desperate migrants struggling to our land of opportunity, lawyers shouldn’t minimize the stress of our jobs.

Apr 24, 2023 7 min read


Partisan Judges

Lonny Hoffman

Today, there’s a widespread sense that at least some of the sitting justices act unconstrained by long-accepted norms of impartiality.

Apr 24, 2023 3 min read