Litigation requires a certain skill set. But litigating an employment suit, particularly from the defense side, calls for a very specific set of skills, according to Tim Murphy, of the management-side law firm Fisher & Phillips. He offers five courtroom tips to keep in mind in this specialty area.

Meanwhile, if you’re litigating a trademark suit, surveys of consumers are likely to come into play. Newport Trial Group lawyers James Hardin and Tyler Woods run through a primer of survey styles suited to various claims. The duo notes that, even if you’re relying on a survey expert to advise you, it helps to speak their language.