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Years of Experience Learned in Hours – A Review of Running with the Bulls

Years of Experience Learned in Hours – A Review of Running with the Bulls
Running With The Bulls is a book intended to teach trial lawyers how to maximize possible settlements. In the modern world of a trial lawyer, 99% of cases will settle before going in front of a jury. In times past, lawyers would try upwards of 100 jury trials per year. Now, it’s not uncommon for a firm that handles a smaller number of cases to not see a jury at all during a year.
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Seeking Product Reviews, Customer Success Stories & Journal Articles

Seeking Product Reviews, Customer Success Stories & Journal Articles
Find out more about product reviews, the Trial Guides product review page, Customer Success Story blog posts, and legal organization product reviews.
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The Plaintiff Lawyer’s Playbook Book Review

Reviewed by Brandon Lacy Originally published in the summer 2020 issue of The Docket, the quarterly publication from the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.  I have heard many attorneys remark that law school teaches us to think like a lawyer but does not actually prepare us for the daily practice of law.  Like many ATLA members, I was blessed with tremendous opportunities for learning how to practice law at the beginning of my career.  After graduating law school, I began my career with a defense firm in Little Rock where I was tasked initially with a heavy load of pleadings-related practice and,...

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The Plaintiff Lawyer’s Playbook

Reviewed by Nicole Gainey Originally published in the September 2020 issue of Trial News, the monthly publication from the Washington State Association for Justice.  Elden Rosenthal is a Pacific Northwest treasure and his Playbook—a succinct yet compassionate beginner’s treatise on the practice of plaintiff’s law—is a bountiful gift to our bar.  Rosenthal is a long-time Portland, Oregon attorney and an avid fly-fisherman. He claims inspiration for The Plaintiffs’ Playbook was derived from two sources, one being The Curtis Creek Manifesto, An Introduction and Guide to Fly Fishing by Sheridan Anderson. In the introduction to his book, Rosenthal states that for him, The Curtis Creek Manifesto was a principle source of guidance...

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A ‘Brutally Honest’ Approach to Voir Dire and Opening Statements

Reviewed by J. Nate Bingham Originally published in the June 2020 issue of Trial News, the monthly publication from the Washington State Association for Justice.  I will never forget my first time conducting voir dire as a Rule 9 intern. Although I Googled "voir dire" the night before, I had never seen it happen until I had to get up and do it. It went just as poorly as you would expect—I awkwardly asked a bunch of questions while the jurors avoided making eye contact and did their best not to get called on. When it was finally time to exercise peremptory challenges, I had lost track...

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