The Commercial Litigator's Job: A Survival Guide

    The Commercial Litigator's Job: A Survival Guide

    The Commercial Litigator's Job: A Survival Guide

    This book provides helpful tips and instruction on the assignments that litigators are likely to receive in the commercial litigation department of most law firms. This book is not a summary of the law but rather a recipe book for turning out legal work that satisfies the palates of the senior lawyers who give you your work and write your reviews.
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    If you think that keeping your calendar on an electronic device is a smart move, wait until you try a case in a court that doesn't allow you to bring it in the building. How can you prepare for that? What should you do if you accidentally send privileged material to opposing counsel? There are also more routine problems: what if a senior lawyer sends you an e-mail that says "draft a set of interrogatories for me in the morning" and you've never drafted interrogatories before?

    The Commercial Litigator's Job: A Survival Guide provides helpful tips and instruction on the assignments that litigators are likely to receive in the commercial litigation department of most law firms. This book is not a summary of the law but rather a recipe book for turning out legal work that satisfies the palates of the senior lawyers who give you your work and write your reviews. Content Includes:

  • Surviving as an associate
  • Things law school will never teach
  • Organizational advice
  • Advice on billing hours
  • Managing a litigation calendar
  • Drafting complaints
  • Drafting answers
  • Conducting and making discovery
  • Interrogatories
  • Oral depositions
  • Things to ask when you are assigned a research project
  • Style issues
  • Motion practice
  • Settlement and dismissal
  • Service of process
  • Managing exhibits at trial
  • Survival in court
  • Basic guidelines for your first court appearance
  • Also included on CD-ROM are sample complaints, answer, plaintiff's proof plan, plaintiff's discovery plan, certificate of service, interrogatories, requests for production, request for admission, notice of deposition, motion to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6), motion to compel and more.

    Product Details

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781590315552

    Page Count

    132

    Product Code

    5150412

    Trim Size

    6x9 Paperback

    Publication Date

    1/1/2005 12:00:00 AM

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