Need a mentor that doesn't ramble and tell you one war story after another like I do when asked a question?
Want to pick up some tips, tricks, and trivia?
Want them organized by subject?
Then here is a start. Evan Schaeffer has been sharing his trial practice tips, gems, and topics since 2004 with a lotta posts. Here is an index he posted on 9/13/2011 that permits you to peruse by topic.
Since I started this weblog in January, 2004, I've written 947 posts, enough material for a good-sized book. Most of these posts are assigned to one or more categories. You can get to these categories by clicking on the list that appears on the left side of the weblog. I've also listed the categories here, followed by the number of weblog posts that have been assigned to each:
Class Actions 26
Closing Argument 28
Courtroom Tech 31
Current Affairs 5
Direct Examination 14
Law Online 36
Legal Writing 61
Motion Practice 37
Opening Statement 19
Requests for Admissions 10
Trial Style 37
Voir Dire 36
Thanks for reading the Trial Practice Tips Weblog.
And here is a post from June 11, 2010 as a teaser for those too lazy or busy to click and and follow the road to other links.
Here's a novel idea for lawyers from a new law blog, Seattle Zen Legal Blog: "Thou Shalt Not Be a Pompous Ass"--
As an attorney I work on treating all people with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do. Sadly there are lawyers who are over impressed with themselves. These lawyers talk down to others or appear not to have time for the problems of little people. Well we never know who we are helping, and since we have chosen to be a lawyer, we have an obligation to help others when we are able.
and yet another:
July 23, 2009
At Ron Miller's law firm, Miller & Zois LLC, they're open to the idea of sharing their work product. The firm's "Sample Personal Injury Trial Materials" contains many real-life transcripts, in addition to forms and examples in these areas:
- Sample Voir Dire
- Opening Statements
- Direct Examinations
- Cross Examinations
- Jury Instructions
Since real-life examples provide one of the best ways to learn, the Miller & Zois webpage is worth a look.