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Urgent: Comment on 30(b)(6) Rule Change TODAY

Urgent: Comment on 30(b)(6) Rule Change TODAY

Trial Guides author Mark Kosieradzki (author of 30(b)(6): Deposing Corporations, Organizations, and the Government) sent us this important announcement: On Friday February 8, I testified before the Federal Rules Committee in Washington DC about proposed changes to Rule 30(b)(6). Even if you don’t practice in federal court, there are 50 state-level laws similar to Rule 30(b)(6) that will likely follow its precedents.  The proposal that was being considered was as follows: Before or promptly after the notice or subpoena is served, and continuing as necessary, the serving party and the organization must confer in good faith about the number and...

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Trial Guides Discover Feature

Trial Guides provides lawyers with the skills they need to find justice for their clients. We pride ourselves on our commitment to accessibility, clarity, and a unique focus on the practical aspects of legal practice and proven tactics and strategies from many of the top lawyers and legal consultants from around the country. In our quest to deliver on this promise, we constantly work on creating new products and user experiences to better serve your needs. When we relaunched our website at the end of 2018, we added a new "Discover" feature to our website to make it easier for...

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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 Association. Of all the trial strategy resources available to attorneys, connecting with the jury may be the most important one.  We enter courtrooms as perhaps the least credible of everyone present, and as quickly as possible, we must establish a rapport with the six skeptics in the jury box.  Ideally, we accomplish this feat while also crushing defense experts, villainizing defendants, appeasing the judge, and highlighting our worthy clients.  It’s a lot.  In the new book, The Zen Lawyer: Winning...

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Rick Friedman Speaks at Pepperdine Law School (video)

Rick Friedman spoke at Pepperdine Law School on January 26th, 2019 in Malibu, California. Below is a video of the inspirational keynote address that he gave to the lawyers and law students at the event.    Shop all of Rick Friedman's products here.   

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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 publication of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. William Strunk (d. 1946) never could have anticipated where it would lead. The Cornell University English professor would hand out a little book he authored, and privately printed, to his students. The slim volume provided basic rules and principles of writing. One of Strunk’s students – Elwyn Brooks White – was handed a copy in 1919.   40 years later, and more than a decade after Strunk died, E.B. White – already famous as a...

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