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Developing a theme is essential for success. These tips will help you eliminate what you don’t need and focus on the simple facts that tell your client’s story.
Whether you use a tablet or a laptop, today you have a host of presentation options that litigators only could have dreamed about in the days of slide projectors and VCRs.
Voir dire is where you make your first impression with the jury, and credibility is key.
When choosing and talking to jurors, be less concerned with playing defense and more concerned with affirmatively advocating for your client’s position.
The latest technologies provide solos and small firm lawyers with the tools to organize and prepare complex cases that once would have seemed too daunting.
During direct and cross, your job is to help the jury become familiar with the evidence, the credibility of witnesses, and your true belief in your case.
Even an innocent client will be found guilty if defense counsel does not present a persuasive counter-narrative.
Why should solo practitioners be familiar with class actions? Because they are ubiquitous and affect you and your clients every day.
A “seat-of-the-pants” approach won’t work with digital evidence. Advance planning is crucial.
The best defense against the most common malpractice claims is straightforward.
Tread carefully when preparing for trial, particularly in the use of social media and the Internet.
Litigation counsel do not shed their ethical obligations to one another and to the court when a trial takes place.
As lawyers, we are uniquely equipped and inspired to fight injustice in any form and advocate passionately for the unpopular cause.
This overview of several common cognitive biases will help you understand how all humans—even judges and juries—make irrational decisions.
It is one thing to state unequivocally that the privilege does or does not survive the client’s death, but there are related practical questions to be considered.
When the client is knocking down your door to get the case resolved quickly, how do you respond?
There is an unmistakable trend in favor of raising the bar for obtaining class certification.
Here are four critical lessons that the author learned from years in daily practice.
In the courtroom, tablets offer significant advantages over laptops.
These free and inexpensive resources will help you prepare for, participate in, and win trials.
Take the author’s three-month challenge: Do something new each month to educate yourself, improve your health, and volunteer.
Check out these ABA books and web resources for advice on how to prepare for litigation.
Keep ROI in mind while reading this issue’s articles on basic litigation skills and the latest legal technology.
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