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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. Wenner  Winning Case Preparation: Understanding Jury Bias is a book from which every lawyer can benefit. David Bossart, Gregory Cusimano, Edward Lazarus, and David Wenner use their collective knowledge and experience as trial lawyers and jury bias experts to identify and discuss how to combat anti-plaintiff jury biases. An essential read for trial lawyers, this book provides excellent insights into how to configure your case. Building on their focus group research, the authors describe five common biases jurors may exhibit—suspicion, victimization, personal responsibility,...

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Fireside Chats Discontinued… New Learning Platform to be Launched 2019

Fireside Chats Discontinued… New Learning Platform to be Launched 2019

A message from Trial Guides Director of Digital Marketing Last year, we launched the Trial Guides Fireside Chats Series, a series of live video interviews  with Trial Guides authors that explored their insights and methods. We were so very pleased that our customers found these videos interesting and valuable in a way that provided further context into the techniques and processes our authors conduct in and out of the courtroom. In fact, our customers enjoyed our videos so much, we are launching a new streaming video learning platform later in 2019. This new service will bring you not only more...

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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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