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Trial Guides Author Interview with Lisa Blue

Trial Guides Author Interview with Lisa Blue

The following is an interview conducted with AAJ President Lisa Blue, co-author of the Trial Guides "Little Blue Books" Preparing for Voir Dire and Conducting Voir Dire.

Trial Guides: What made you want to write the Little Blue Book series on Voir Dire?

Lisa Blue: Well as a trial lawyer and a psychologist, my passion is teaching, especially younger lawyers, and hopefully making a significant change in how they practice law, how they think about things.

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Lawyer Tom D'Amore on His Contribution to Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Lawyer Tom D'Amore on His Contribution to Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The following is an interview conducted with trial lawyer Tom D'Amore, a contributing author to the Trial Guides / AAJ two volume set The Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th Edition.  The book set contains content from over 60 leading lawyers including Gerry Spence, Bill Barton, Lisa Blue, Frank Branson, Virginia Buchanan, Michael Burg, Dr. Arthur Croft, Aaron DeShaw, Joe Fried, Robert Habush, Robert Hirschhorn, Mark Lanier, Judith Livingston, Patrick Malone, Randi McGinn, Peter Perlman, David Wenner and many more.  In this interview, Tom provides advice for both new and experienced plaintiff lawyers.

Tom D'Amore discusses his chapter on Motor Vehicle Incident Reconstruction

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Trial Guides Author Interview with John Romano

Trial Guides Author Interview with John Romano

The following is an interview conducted with John Romano, Past-President of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and editor of the Trial Guides / AAJ two volume set The Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th Edition.  The book set contains content from over 60 leading lawyers including Gerry Spence, Bill Barton, Lisa Blue, Frank Branson, Virginia Buchanan, Michael Burg, Dr. Arthur Croft, Aaron DeShaw, Joe Fried, Robert Habush, Robert Hirschhorn, Mark Lanier, Judith Livingston, Patrick Malone, Randi McGinn, Peter Perlman, David Wenner and many more.  In this interview, John provides advice for both new and experienced plaintiff lawyers.

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AAJ President Lisa Blue Discusses Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

AAJ President Lisa Blue Discusses Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The following is an interview conducted with AAJ President Lisa Blue, co-author of the Trial Guides "Little Blue Books" Preparing for Voir Dire and Conducting Voir Dire on her participation in the AAJ / Trial Guides two book set Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th Ed.

Trial Guides: Why write a chapter in Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit on mock trials and focus groups?

Lisa Blue: Because I think focus group and mock trials are important for every single case. If your case is important enough to take, it’s important enough to do some type of focus group to find out what your real issues are so you can have a successful result for your client...

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Trial Guides Year End Message for 2012

Trial Guides Year End Message for 2012
On August 16, 1946, a group of nine plaintiffs’ lawyers met in Portland, Oregon at the Heathman Hotel, and formed the first national organization for trial lawyers, called the National Association of Claimants’ Compensation Attorneys (NACCA). NACCA went on to become the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), and later the American Association for Justice (AAJ). In 2004, Trial Guides was formed in Portland, two blocks away from the birthplace of the AAJ. In late 2010, Trial Guides became the new publisher of books and multimedia material for the AAJ. The Trial Guides web site now provides products from both Trial Guides’ own product line, as well as products published in association with the AAJ.
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Announcing Trial Guides' iPad App

Announcing Trial Guides' iPad App

Trial Guides revolutionized the practice of law by providing you with products that help you win.  In the process, we did away with mind-numbing $500 binder books with expensive annual updates.  

We'd like to completely change everything...again.

Introducing the Trial Guides iPad app.  The app provides a custom made application for lawyers.  It provides an excellent quality reader app for eBooks and eArticles, a video viewer, and a playback system for audio recordings. Every Trial Guides product can now be purchased online with immediate delivery.

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Announcing A New Relationship between Trial Guides and AAJ

Announcing A New Relationship between Trial Guides and AAJ
Trial Guides is proud to announce an exciting new relationship with the American Association for Justice ("AAJ") as publisher for future AAJ Press publications. This relationship continues Trial Guides’ tradition of providing the most comprehensive, cutting-edge publications available to help you improve your practice and better represent your clients.
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Becoming a Trial Lawyer review by Howard Nations

Becoming a Trial Lawyer review by Howard Nations

Review of "Becoming a Trial Lawyer" by Howard Nations in AAJ's Trial Magazine:

Trial attorney Rick Friedman’s latest book, On Becoming a Trial Lawyer, offers useful advice to those who wish to pursue success as a trial lawyer without forfeiting a fulfilling life as a family member, friend, and member of society. The book has value for the prospective lawyer as well as the trial attorney who wants to better understand and cope with increased professional and personal pressures.

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Rules of the Road AAJ Trial College with Patrick Malone, David Ball and more

Rules of the Road AAJ Trial College with Patrick Malone, David Ball and more
The American Association for Justice's new seminar, based on the acclaimed Trial Guides book for lawyers Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff’s Guide to Proving Liability by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone, is essential for plaintiff lawyers...
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AAJ Lists Top 10 Worst Insurance Companies in America, Cites Trial Guides' Books and Authors for Uncovering Insurance Bad Faith Practices

AAJ Lists Top 10 Worst Insurance Companies in America, Cites Trial Guides' Books and Authors for Uncovering Insurance Bad Faith Practices

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has named the Top 10 Worst Insurance Companies in America.  In doing so, it cites Trial Guides' book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves and articles arising from publicity around that book as the basis for naming Allstate the #1 worst insurer in America.

The 29 page report has a section for each of the ten worst insurers.  The section on Allstate notes at footnote 11 "There is no better analysis of [Allstate's] McKinsey documents than the book, 'From Good Hands’ to Boxing Gloves,' by David Berardinelli, Michael Freeman, and Aaron DeShaw.  Many of AAJ's citations to articles about Allstate's institutional "Deny, Delay, Defend" policy cite the book as the authoritative source on Allstate's policies and procedures as well as the way they have impacted the rest of the insurance industry.  These include the feature articles by BusinessWeek, Money magazine, CNN and others.

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Bill Barton comes to Trial Guides

William Barton, is one of the leading lawyers in the United States with over 500 trials to his credit. He is the best selling author of Recovering for Psychological Injuries, one of the best selling legal texts of its day, and cited by Rick Friedman as a "must read."
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The Medical Malpractice Myth Recommended by ATLA

The Medical Malpractice Myth Recommended by ATLA

If you face tort reform, or non-economic caps in your state, you need “The Medical Malpractice Myth.” Author Tom Baker, widely recognized as a leading expert on insurance law, dispels myths regarding: 

  • the amount of malpractice litigation occurring; 
  • the amount of malpractice verdicts; 
  • the frivolous nature of these claims; and 
  • doctors fleeing states without caps.
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ATLA Motor Vehicle Collision Section publishes on Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text

ATLA Motor Vehicle Collision Section publishes on Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text
The ATLA newsletter of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section, published the article "Soft tissue Cases in Colossus" in its Summer 2005 edition. The article is based on our book Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know, by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq., the definitive text on settling automobile claims with insurers using bodily injury claims software for the evaluation of claims.  The book is supplemented by the Colossus: Legal Forms CD.
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