News — Trial Tactics
Cutting Deep: Keith Mitnik’s Deeper Cuts
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Reviewed by Ada K. Wong Originally published in the April 2022 edition of Trial News, a monthly publication from the Washington State Association for Justice. After a good series finale, you hold on to the hope that the producers will revive the show even though the series stands on its own. That is how I felt after reading Keith Mitnik’s Don’t Eat the Bruises a few years ago – wondering and hoping that he will author another great book. Like any great producer, he came out with another hit: Deeper Cuts. This book is meant to build on the foundation of Don’t Eat the Bruises, so...
Deeper Cuts Book Review
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Reviewed by Ezra Smith Originally published in the Spring 2022 issue of ATLA Docket, a quarterly publication from the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association. Deeper Cuts is broken down into five sections. Part One: “Wisdom of the Whys” covers an introductory sweep across any “dos and don'ts” for trial lawyers. This section focuses a lot on language and ways attorneys can and should rethink the essential facts of their case. Part Two: “Powerful New Trial Tools” covers many parts of a trial. I found its examples and sections comparing potential verbiage to be extremely helpful and illustrative. The examples can be long, but they...
The Domino Theory (Second Edition) by Edward P. Capozzi
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Reviewed by Colton Gregory Originally published in the Winter 2022 of ATLA Docket, a quarterly publication from the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association. Games are an important part of our society and something that anyone can identify with on some level. Their enjoyment spans across all ages and genders, as well as across all physical and intellectual abilities. Some people enjoy sports, while others prefer video games. We have seen the rise in popularity of the “escape room,” as well as the resurgence of board and card games. The hugely popular Netflix show Squid Game has even put a sinister spin on some of...
10 Tips on Conducting a Winning Cross Examination
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Becoming a Trial Lawyer: Trying your First Case
Thursday, February 25, 2021
New Eric Oliver Trial Strategy Book
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Eric Oliver has consulted trial lawyers for 25 years. The verdict: he knows what wins. Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame member, and Past President of the Inner Circle of Advocates, Paul Luvera, notes "Eric Oliver is the Babe Ruth of legal communications field. I buy, read, and put into action every book he writes and every article he publishes."
Trial Guides is proud to release Eric Oliver's newest book, Persuasive Communication: Twenty-five Years of Teaching Lawyers. This book collects the best of Eric's wisdom, laying out usable techniques and strategies that can be utilized in intake, deposition, mediation, trial and anywhere in between. Each topic the book covers is filled with useful nuggets that can be immediately implemented.
Teaching Future Trial Lawyers
Friday, October 16, 2009
If you are a professor of trial advocacy, you train the trial lawyers of the future. While many books purport to educate young trial lawyers on trial procedure and trial techniques, few guide law students and new lawyers through the common behavioral and psychological mistakes that can undermine a promising career.
With Becoming a Trial Lawyer, author Rick Friedman has written a book that does both. Friedman, a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, guides future lawyers on their career path, weighing in on the pros and cons of being a trial lawyer, and explaining how to lead a healthy, balanced life in a field where career largely dominates. In addition, the book is filled with tips from Friedman's trial career.
Rick Friedman's Winning Trial Strategies
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
New Trial Guides Book - Moe Levine on Advocacy
Friday, June 19, 2009
Rick Friedman Obtains $5.86 Million Verdict
Friday, May 29, 2009
New! Reptile - Welcome to the Revolution CLE
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Since mid-2006, David Ball and three of America's top trial attorneys; Atlanta's Don Keenan, Kentucky's Gary Johnson, and Wyoming's Jim Fitzgerald; have been conducting a unique series of deep-research jury sessions across the country. The results have surpassed the team's most optimistic hopes, and will revolutionize the legal field's understanding of juror decision-making. They are working on a new book including this content tentatively called Reptile: Welcome to the Plaintiff's Revolution. Without throwing out the tried-and-true David Ball on Damages methodology or any of a number of other effective approaches, the new methods transform even the worst of jurors into your allies. The playing field remains as steeply tilted as ever; but now the tilt is in our favor.
The results of the 2006-08 research mean that the long courtroom nightmare of "tort-reform" is finally ending. If you think this is an exaggeration, you have not yet learned the new approach.