Cutting Deep: Keith Mitnik’s Deeper Cuts

Reviewed by Ada K. Wong  Originally published in the April 2022 edition of Trial News, a monthly publication from the Washington State Association...
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Deeper Cuts Book Review

Reviewed by Ezra Smith  Originally published in the Spring 2022 issue of ATLA Docket, a quarterly publication from the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Associ...
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The Domino Theory (Second Edition) by Edward P. Capozzi

Reviewed by Colton Gregory Originally published in the Winter 2022 of ATLA Docket, a quarterly publication from the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Associati...
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Becoming a Teiwaz Lawyer with Rick Friedman

Reviewed by Jamie Cogburn Originally published in the July/August 2021 edition of The Advocate, a publication from the Nevada Justice Association  ...
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Book Review: 30(b)(6) Deposing Corporations, Organizations & the Government, 2nd ed

Reviewed by Kaitlin Spittell Originally published in the April - June 2021 issue of Trial Talk from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Mr. Kos...
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Digital Marketing for Law Firms

Reviewed by Kendra Long Originally published in the September 2021 edition of Trial News, a monthly newspaper from the Washington State Associatio...
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Book Review: Digital Marketing for Law Firms

Reviewed by Alan LeVar Originally published in the Summer 2021 issue of ATLA Docket, a quarterly publication from the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Associa...
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Book Review: The Way of the Trial Lawyer by Rick Friedman

Reviewed by Peter Trieu Originally published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Barrister, a quarterly publication from the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyer...
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Harnessing Moral Energy: Rick Friedman’s new book teaches The Way of the Trial Lawyer

Reviewed by Beth Bloom Originally published in the July/August 2021 edition of Trial News, a monthly newspaper from the Washington State Associatio...
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A Practical Guide to Nursing Home Cases

Reviewed by Falin McKenzie Originally published in the July 2021 edition of Trial News, a monthly publication from the Washington State Association...
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Book Review: The Way of the Trial Lawyer – Beyond Technique

Reviewed by Stuart Zanville Reprinted with Permission from Advocate Magazine, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Copyright 2021. I hav...
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Book Review: The Way of the Trial Lawyer by Rick Friedman

Reviewed by Randy Kinnard Originally published in the Spring 2021 of The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, a quarterly magazine from the Tennessee Trial Law...
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Running with the Bulls Nick Rowley Courtney Rowley Trial Guides

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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Trial Guides Product Review Blog Post

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 Ass...
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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 Associ...
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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 Associatio...
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From Hostage to Hero Book Review

From Hostage to Hero Reviewed by Jason Skuda

“Jurors are, for all intents and purposes, hostages.” This concept begins Sari de la Motte’s advice on approaching jury trials. As hostages, jurors are the trial’s first of two “victims.” They arrive unhappy, discombobulated, and, more often than not, scared. The plaintiff’s lawyer must free the jurors by creating a safe space for jurors to express themselves in voir dire and to act on the plaintiff’s behalf when they deliberate.

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Book Review: The Plaintiff Lawyer’s Playbook by Elden Rosenthal

Reviewed by Anna Burr Originally published in the Aug/Sept 2019 issue of Trial Talk, the bi-monthly magazine of the Colorado State Trial Lawyer's ...
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Demand Letters Review

Review By: Justin Zachary Esq originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association's publication The Docket.  S...
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Running with the Bulls Book Review

Running with the Bulls Book Review

Reviewed by Megan Hottman Originally published in the June/July 2019 issue of Trial Talk, the bi-monthly magazine of the Colorado State Trial Lawy...
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Trial by Woman Book Review

Trial by Woman Book Review

By Rachel E. Potter  Originally published in the Winter 2019 edition of The Verdict for Wisconsin Association for JusticeFrom the day I announced I...
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Book Review: The Lawsuit Guide

Book Review: The Lawsuit Guide

By Jesse Froehling Originally published in the April 2019 issue of Trial News, the monthly newspaper of the Washington State Association for Justi...
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Embrace Your Strength as a Woman, Don’t Mask it!

Embrace Your Strength as a Woman, Don’t Mask it!

By Isabel A. M. Cole Originally published in the February 2019 issue of Trial News, the monthly newspaper of the Washington State Association for ...
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Book Review: Recovering for Psychological Injuries, Third Edition

By Michael Sporer, Sporer, Mah & Co, New Westminster, BC Originally published in the Fall 2017 issue of The Verdict, the award-winning publica...
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Ask, Analyze, and Act

Ask, Analyze, and Act

Ashley B. Fournet reviews Winning Case Preparation: Understanding Jury Bias by David R. Bossart, Gregory Cusimano, Edward H. Lazarus & David A....
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The Mindful Trial Lawyer

The Mindful Trial Lawyer

Reviewed by Anna Burr Originally published in the Oct/Nov 2018 issue of Trial Talk, the bi-monthly magazine of the Colorado State Trial Lawyer's A...
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Book Review: The Elements of Trial

Book Review: The Elements of Trial

By Michael Sporer, Sporer, Mah & Co, New Westminster, BC Originally published in the Fall 2016 issue of The Verdict, the award-winning publica...
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Getting the Evidence You Need in a Timely Cost Effective Manner Using 30(b)(6) Depositions

Getting the Evidence You Need in a Timely Cost Effective Manner Using 30(b)(6) Depositions

By Jim Kytle Originally published in the July 2017 issue of Trial News, the monthly newspaper of the Washington State Association for Justice. In ...
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Preparing for the Only Thing that Matters: What the Jury Will Think

Preparing for the Only Thing that Matters: What the Jury Will Think

By Rafael Urquia Originally published in the December 2018 issue of Trial News, the monthly newspaper of the Washington State Association for Just...
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Breaking Tradition

Breaking Tradition

By Charles W. Day Originally published in the February 2017 issue of Trial Magazine. A great sculptor must be an artist, not a mere stonecutter. An...
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Book Review: Don’t Eat the Bruises Reviewed in The Verdict

Don’t Eat the Bruises: How to Foil Their Plans to Spoil Your Case Having a mentor is critical to a young lawyer’s development and growth. Througho...
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Book Review: 30(b)(6) Reviewed in Minnesota Trial

Book Review: 30(b)(6) Reviewed in Minnesota Trial

By: Nate BjerkeOriginally published in the Summer 2017 issue of Minnesota Trial: The Journal of the Minnesota Association for Justice 30(b)(6): De...
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The Razor Edge of Truth at Trial

The Razor Edge of Truth at Trial

By Bill DayOriginally published at daylawpractice.com. In my experience, people often do not think of law as a particularly creative pursuit. As D...
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Show the Story book review

Show the Story reviewed in Trial News

Book review of Show the Story in Trial News:

Veteran Seattle trial attorney William S. Baily and his brother Robert W. Bailey, a California-based trial consultant, have produced Show the Story, an indispensable guide to visual presentation during trial. They teach attorneys how to think in pictures and diagrams—as well as words—in order to present their case in the most compelling manner possible. To do so, the Baileys mine their own extensive trial experience, but they also turn to other experts for added insights: plaintiff and defense attorneys, judges, law professors, graphic-production artists, and consultants. The result is a compendium of advice on what works visually in a trial setting and, just as importantly, what does not.

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Twelve Heroes One Voice Trial Magazine Book Review

Helping Heroes: a Review of Twelve Heroes in Trial Magazine

Book Review by Kathleen Nastri in Trial Magazine (July, 2012)

Trial lawyers committed to their craft will be taken to the next level by Twelve Heroes, One Voice: Guiding Jurors to Courageous Verdicts. Carl Bettinger’s book acknowledges some of the best resources on trial practice and then takes another step. He shows us how to use our storytelling skills and passion to make convincing presentations and win jurors’ hearts.

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Twelve Heroes Legal Storytelling Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College

Storytelling for Lawyers

As trial lawyers, we are storytellers. Most law schools, however, do not offer classes in storytelling. We are very lucky that Carl Bettinger, one of the best and most innovative trial lawyers in the country has answered these questions and more in his new book on storytelling in the courtroom entitled Twelve Heroes, One Voice. The great power in Bettinger’s book is that his approach forces us to shed the chains of litigating a case in favor of telling a compelling story.
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Dynamic Cross Examination Jim McComas Trial Guides

Winning Hard Cases with Dynamic Cross-Examination

Book Reviews of Case Analysis and Dynamic Cross Examination: If you do not buy, read, and re-read Case Analysis and Dynamic Cross-Examination after hearing Rick Friedman describe the method they explain as the "biggest break of my legal career," then nothing I could say will make you do so. And yet there are many more reasons to read them!
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12 Heroes 1 Voice

The True Heroes in the Courtroom - a review of Twelve Heroes, One Voice

Book Review of Twelve Heroes, One Voice: I recently finished a fantastic book by one of the best trial lawyers in the country, Carl Bettinger. Every lawyer who presents his or her client’s case to a jury should read Twelve Heroes, One Voice. Buy this wonderful book. Learn to empower your jurors to become heroes. Tell them the story that lets them write the last chapter of justice for your clients.
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Dynamic Cross Examination Jim McComas

Dynamic Cross-Examination reviewed in the Champion

Book Review of Dynamic Cross Examination: Imagine a book that explains how Bob Dylan strung his lyrics together, or one that reveals how Hank Aaron could distinguish in a millisecond a fastball from a curve. Those books remain to be written, but McComas has given attorneys the equivalent in the area of trial practice.
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Case Analysis Jim McComas

Case Analysis reviewed in The Champion

Book Review: Cases are won and lost long before trials begin. A lawyer begins earning a not guilty verdict the moment the lawyer takes the case. The ability to perform well is intricately connected to the process of Case Analysis. It is an art that author James McComas honed as a public defender. Through this book, he passes this critical methodology on to each reader.
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"Trial In Action" reviewed in The Colorado Lawyer

"Trial In Action" reviewed in The Colorado Lawyer

Book Review: Trial in Action presents a unique twist on the trial lawyer’s art. The authors strongly believe that, as a trial lawyer, "your goal is to help your juries hear, see, and feel your client’s stories." As a means to this end, they present the technique of legal "psychodrama," in which the lawyer prepares for trial through dramatic role playing.
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Rules of the Road Friedman Malone

Authors take "Rules of the Road" further down the road

Book Review "Rules of the Road, A Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability  Drawing on additional years of experience in their own cases, from teaching and working with and comparing experiences with plaintiff’s trial lawyers, Friedman and Malone have significantly advanced the process presented in the original book. This book is inexpensive and indispensable.
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Trial in Action Trial Lawyers College

Trial In Action reviewed in the Whatcom County Bar

Book Review: From David Ball on Damages to Rules of the Road, numerous books written by experienced trial attorneys give perspective on how to successfully conduct jury trials. What persuades juries? What turns them off? Trial In Action: The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama is one of the newest books to broach the subject. In short, the authors explain how to use psychodrama in trial practice.
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Trial in Action - The Power of Psychodrama Trial Lawyers College

Trial In Action reviewed in Trial Talk®

Book Review: Every now and then, a book comes along with new and revolutionary ideas that break the monotony of the traditional way of preparing and trying a case. Trial in Action: The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama is such a book. You’ve read Rick Friedman; you’ve read David Ball; you’ve read Gerry Spence. If you want to take the next step in your development as a trial lawyer, you owe it to yourself to read Trial in Action.
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Trial in Action - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Trial in Action Reviewed in The Champion

Trial in Action: The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama is a primer on psychodrama and an exceptional manual on trial skills. It is hard to sit still as you work your way through this book. The authors believe in the power of connection that comes from knowing ourselves and our clients and our willingness to confront the hard questions in our cases. The premise of the book is that "the power of psychodrama lies not in the intellect but in emotion, connection, and realization that as human beings we share many universal stories and are not alone."
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Trial In Action Psychodrama Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College

Trial in Action: The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama

Book Review: Trial in Action: The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama is not a book that be­longs on your bookshelf where it can be ignored. It is not meant to collect dust while the trial lawyer tries his or her cases in the “ordinary” way. It is a book that should be read immediately and often be­ cause the better you know and under­ stand the principles, the more effective you will be as you try your next case. As an added bonus, the more you will enjoy trying cases.
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Book Review: Grief & Loss - Identifying and Proving Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

Book Review: Grief & Loss - Identifying and Proving Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

A book review of Grief & LossGrief and Loss is an invaluable educational resource and deserves a spot on the bookshelf of any lawyer who represents families in wrongful death cases. The book will
help lawyers of all experience levels better 
understand their client’s grief and emotional suffering and, in turn, enable them to better communicate that pain to a jury.
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Becoming a Trial Lawyer by Rick Friedman Trial Guides

ATLA review of Rick Friedman's Becoming a Trial Lawyer

Book Review: Clarence Darrow once said, "The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries." Increasingly, trial lawyers find it more and more difficult to follow that maxim. The number of jury trials completed each year continues to decrease. Jury trials are more complicated to prepare and more complex to present. Given these difficulties one may realistically ask, "Why become a trial lawyer?"
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Public Adjustor Reviews Public Version of From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

Public Adjustor Reviews Public Version of From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

Book Review by Public Adjustor Jonathan F. Sadick, SPPA

"One of the questions I’ve been routinely asked over the past quarter century as a public adjuster is some variation of, “Do I believe that insurance companies intentionally shortchange insureds?”

My diplomatic reply has generally been along the lines of, “Not necessarily, although insurance carriers look for ways to minimize claim payments, while the objective of my profession is to find ways to have them maximized.” After reading a review of David Berardinelli’s book, From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves, in BusinessWeek, I probably should revise response.

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Become a Trial Lawyer - Trial Guides

Plaintiff Magazine Reviews Rick Friedman's Becoming a Trial Lawyer

Book Review: In his new and enthralling book, Becoming a Trial Lawyer, Inner Circle of Advocates member, Rick Friedman, presents not so much the by-now-common memoir of a dazzlingly successful trial lawyer, as much as direction for the individual who would be or remain a trial lawyer while maintaining an individual’s internal golden ratio – the necessarily delicate balance of the unique demands of that discipline and a well-proportioned life.
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Polarizing the Case Rick Friedman

ATLA review of Polarizing the Case: Exposing and Defeating the Malingering Myth

Book Review: Polarizing the Case should be required reading for every plaintiff’s lawyer. Not only does Rick Friedman do a masterful job of formulating and describing a cogent, well-rounded and effective strategy for aggressively defeating the malingering defense, he shows the reader how to go about doing it in the real world. The reader understands immediately that the author has been in the trenches and is speaking from that experience rather than from an ivory tower.
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Becoming a Trial Lawyer Trial Guides

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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Trial Guides

Trial Guides Points the Way

I have started going to more seminars, reading more books, watching more video—trying to get beyond "the law" and generic trial techniques, and focusing specifically on how to win plaintiffs’ personal injury trials. It soon became apparent that a new publishing company predominates this niche, publishing and distributing some of today’s most important plaintiffs’ trial materials—Trial Guides.

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The Chicago Tribune Cites Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in Article on Allstate

The Chicago Tribune Cites Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in Article on Allstate

Today the Chicago Tribune featured Trial Guides' book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in and article titled "Author throws punch at Allstate."

“Allstate Corp., fresh from fending off criticism about its response to policyholders affected by Hurricane Katrina, faces another potential storm, this one from an author [David J. Berardinelli] who claims the insurer is forcing policyholders to accept prompt but lower payouts or risk time-consuming and expensive litigation...The book [tells how and why] the nation´s second-largest home and auto insurer treats some policyholders with ‘boxing gloves’ during their time of financial and personal duress, rather than the reassuringly familiar “good hands” highlighted in its advertising.”

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Rules of the Road First Edition Rick Friedman Patrick Malone Trial Guides

Trial Consultant David Ball reviews Rules of the Road

David Ball reviews Rules of the Road: If this book's methods do not significantly improve your courtroom results, then consider changing sides of the aisle because you must not have a plaintiff's bone in your body. Malone and Friedman take you step by step through trial preparation and trial itself to show you how to recast your cases in ways that even tort-'reformed' jurors will find hard to resist.
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Rules of the Road 1st Ed. Friedman and Malone

More Reviews for Rules of the Road

More reviews are coming in for Trial Guides new book Rules of the Road by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone.

“Friedman and Malone have given trial lawyers a road map to success.  It make the reader re-evaluate how a case should be prepared and triad, and emphasizes how the trial begins in discovery.  The book helps make complete lawyers even better and, believe me, these authors are complete lawyers.”

Stuart Z. Grossman - named Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates, and member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

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Rules of the Road First Edition

New Reviews for Trial Guides' Rules of the Road

Trial Guides has received reviews from two of the Inner Circle of Advocates for the new book by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone entitled Rules of the Road.

“Two preeminent trial lawyers share their powerful insights and practical techniques in a lively and rewarding guide through case analysis, discovery and trial.  This essential source is packed with valuable advice and lucid examples certain to help win the difficult liability case.”

Michael Koskoff – Member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, and listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America

Buy your copy of Rules of the Road today.

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