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In today’s legal environment, clients who find themselves in litigation are increasingly cost-conscious. As a result, lawyers find themselves looking for ways to make litigation more efficient and less expensive for the client.

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Michael Smith

Michael C. Smith is a partner with Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP in Marshall, Texas, where he specializes in complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. He is chair of the Board of Editors of the Texas Bar Journal, immediate past chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, and chaired the Eastern District of Texas’ Local Rules Advisory Committee from 2000-2009. He is editor of the O’Connor’s Federal Rules * Civil Trials federal court handbook, and maintains the Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice weblog at www.EDTexweblog.com.

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