July 17, 2018
BECOMING A TRIAL ATHLETE: 4 Tips for Maximum Legal Performance

BECOMING A TRIAL ATHLETE: 4 Tips for Maximum Legal Performance

Trial lawyering is a contact sport. To succeed, you need a level of endurance and mental toughness made possible only to those who take care of […]
July 12, 2018
Scripting A Trial: Part 2

Scripting A Trial: Part 2

Jury trials don’t simply happen. Trial presentations are the product of months of preparation and planning that some refer to as “scripting a trial.” In a […]
June 28, 2018
Scripting A Trial: Part 2

Scripting A Trial: Part 1

Trial lawyers with a “barrister” mindset know that early trial preparation is a key to success. How early? To have a winning edge, you should begin […]
June 21, 2018
RE-THINKING LITIGATION EVIDENCE MANAGEMENT: PART TWO

RE-THINKING LITIGATION EVIDENCE MANAGEMENT: PART TWO

Litigation document management is central to a trial-ready law practice. In a previous article, I proposed that trial lawyers need to think about the stages of […]
June 14, 2018
RE-THINKING LITIGATION EVIDENCE MANAGEMENT: PART TWO

FRONT END LOADING: A SMARTER CASE APPROACH FOR PLAINTIFFS

Many plaintiff’s lawyers find themselves bogged down in motion practice and discovery disputes that can drag out a case for months or years.
May 31, 2018
SIMPLIFYING FEDERAL CIVIL PROCEDURE

SIMPLIFYING FEDERAL CIVIL PROCEDURE

Alongside the Federal Rules of Evidence, a working knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is mandatory for anyone who hopes to build a civil-trial […]
May 23, 2018
Can Trial Lawyers Truly Be Happy?

Can Trial Lawyers Truly Be Happy?

Is it possible for trial lawyers to achieve work-life balance? Much has been written about the unhappiness of lawyers. From crushing work hours to needy or […]
May 14, 2018
Are Bar Associations Relevant Anymore?

Are Bar Associations Relevant Anymore?

Law360 recently reported that layoffs have hit the American Bar Association (ABA) following years of declining membership rates, with approximately 4% of the ABA’s workforce expected […]
May 8, 2018
Becoming A Barrister

Becoming A Barrister

In a previous article, I proposed that an aspiring trial lawyer must decide whether to become a “barrister” or “solicitor.” In the British system, solicitors hold […]
April 30, 2018
Becoming A Barrister

Are You A Barrister or a Solicitor?

Many law school graduates want to taste the adrenaline of the court room – or at least think they do. In reality, few cases go to […]
April 24, 2018
Simplifying Electronic Discovery

Simplifying Electronic Discovery

In an age when vast amounts of electronic data can affect the outcome of litigation, the rules of electronic discovery (eDiscovery) can no longer be ignored. […]
April 16, 2018
Evaluating #MeToo Cases

Evaluating #MeToo Cases: Part II

My Perspective as a Trial Consultant Like other civil cases, sexual harassment cases can have shortcomings: for instance, dubious #MeToo witnesses and clients with unrealistic expectations. […]
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