Injecting a creativity approach to your case-handling strategy may result in novel ways of presenting issues to the trier of fact, explains Paul Roberts of The Focal Point.
In some cases, effective use of pre-trial motions can dispose of many or even all claims, explains Mark Johnson of Alston & Bird.
Taking a cross-section of responsive documents may be a way to satisfy the proportionality standards under the newly proposed FRCPs, explain discovery consultant Philip Favro and Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal.
A recent decision makes it harder to avoid arbitration and may influence pending cases before the California Supreme Court, explains Neil Bardack of Hanson Bridgett.
Northern District suggests each party designate a go-to person in ESI-heavy disputes, explains Neda Shakoori of McManis Faulkner.
Appellate argument is often the last opportunity an attorney has to influence the outcome of the case. Appellate judges are perhaps experts as to what is effective, and what is simply a waste of time. As part of its judicial profile feature, The Recorder has collected the following words of wisdom from well-respected appellate level judges on the do's and don'ts of oral argument.
Knowing who will preside over your case is an important factor in framing your litigation strategy, explains Michael Eisenbaum of Gray Duffy.
In certain jurisdictions, sophistication of the client and a waiver in a retainer agreement can make a later motion to disqualify challenging, explain Cozen O'Connor attorneys.
Jurors who turn to social media while in trial may be giving parties ammunition to overturn the verdict, say Richard Raysman of Holland & Knight and Peter Brown of Peter Brown & Associates.
After a judgment in your client's favor, the work doesn't stop — it's time to make the other side pay, say McKenna Long & Aldridge attorneys.
New California Rule of Court replaces the strict restriction with a reasonableness standard, explain Kabateck Brown Kellner attorneys.
Practices advocated for decades may not be the best alternatives in some of the current litigation settings, explains Gary Urwin of Edwards Wildman Palmer.
Going through the basics of witness preparation will often lead to a more relaxed atmosphere and credible testimony, explains Gail Silverstein of UC-Hastings.
Patrick Richard of Nossaman offers his top 10 suggestions for breaking down and discrediting your opponent's retained witness's opinion.
Respond carefully, because missteps in legal malpractice suits can be costly, explain McKenna Long attorneys.
John Worden of Schiff Hardin offers these tips to help sway the jury to your side at the outset of trial.
Data management practices overseas can be challenging, but in navigating murky waters, a clear solution often emerges, explains Kris Haworth of The Forensics Group.
By resolving a district split, the court charts a new course for California's unfair competition law, explain Ropes & Gray attorneys.
Learning to streamline the process and keep the jury engaged will result in a better dialogue and facilitate selection, explains Mark D'Argenio of UC-Hastings.
These techniques will help you make a positive, long-lasting impression on the jury and help sway it to your side, say Kaufman Dolowich attorneys.
When asked to assist with voir dire, junior litigators should use these techniques as a guide, advise McKenna Long & Aldridge attorneys.
Trial technology goes beyond e-discovery to help counsel interact with their teams, experts and clients, says Chris Yeh of PBworks.
Facing a "bet the company" case doesn't mean e-discovery costs must run out of control, explains Jonathan Redgrave of Redgrave LLP.
Focused written interrogatories can be the key to getting the facts you seek and avoid contentious motions, says Vedica Puri of Pillsbury & Levinson.
Whether in state or federal court, it's important to view the big picture as you embark on a fact-finding mission, say McKenna Long & Aldridge attorneys.
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