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Top Skills a Lawyer Needs for Success

Choose from this buffet of essential lawyer skills to plan your ascent to the heights of the legal profession.

Theda C. Snyder - June 2, 2024
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Enhancing Trial Presentations with Audiovisual Evidence

As 3D modeling, virtual reality tours and video annotations develop, AV evidence will have an even greater impact in coming years.

Michael Murray - July 18, 2023
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How to Calm Clients’ Anxiety About Testifying

Imagine this scenario: Your client is about to be deposed in a case with significant damages at stake. Knowing what hangs in the balance, you spend hours preparing the client. This involves an extensive review of the likely areas of inquiry, ...

Alan Fanger - June 20, 2022
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Six Tips for Being a More Persuasive Lawyer

Gray Robinson | Unfortunately, the art of persuasion isn't taught in many law schools. Here are six fundamentals.

Gray Robinson - May 28, 2022
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A Crack in the Case: Legal Analytics and the Search for an Expert Witness

Product Spotlight | Trellis allows you to enter the litigation process with invaluable insights into how a specific expert witness is likely to testify and more.

Nicole Clark - January 24, 2021
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Going to Court? Ditch Your Expanding Folders for a PDF Portfolio

Ready for trial? Foxit's Mike Bigelow says collecting, converting and organizing information from different sources is easier with a PDF editor.

Mike Bigelow - January 7, 2021
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Cross By Camera: How to Become a Master of REMOTE Cross-Examination

Webinar Sept. 17 | Register now to learn tips and techniques for mastering the new reality of remote cross-examination from "the king of cross."

The Editors - September 7, 2020
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Want to Quickly Build an Impressive Reputation in the Courtroom? Write Impressive Briefs

As a judge reviews your brief, they’re evaluating your argument and your professionalism. Consider the words of the Hon. Raymond M. Kethledge, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge, in an article he wrote for the ABA.(1) “When I read a brief, the first ...

Thomson Reuters - May 22, 2018
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Are You Acting in the Courtroom?

A law student is working on a direct examination during a trial skills program. She is practicing her presentation — how she stands, gestures and speaks. Each time through the examination, she asks exactly the same questions, with ...

Marsha Hunter - April 24, 2017
Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witness

Expert witnesses often provide the information and insight necessary to make or break a case. Why, then, do we procrastinate, delegate or simply rush the process of selecting an exceptional expert witness? Yes, it’s one more thing to do, but ...

Ingrid Vinci - February 4, 2016
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