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Author: Paul Luvera

Luvera practiced plaintiff law 55 years. He is past President of the Inner Circle of Advocates & Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. Member ABOTA, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy, International Society of Barristers and the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame. Book Luvera on Advocacy available at Trial Guides Publishing Email paul@luvera.org
POTENTIAL CLIENT INTERVIEW FORM

POTENTIAL CLIENT INTERVIEW FORM

. We should be prepared for interviews with potential new clients whether electronically or by written form. Getting all of the necessary information is important in evaluating whether to take the care or not. In addition, a thorough interview at the time of initial conference with a potential new client reflects the lawyers experience and knowledge. What follows is a simple, basic outline of subject matter to consider in drafting your own client interview form. . INITIAL CONTACT INFORMATION ….

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THE PANDEMIC AND JURY PERSUASION

THE PANDEMIC AND JURY PERSUASION

Jury research regarding the effect of the pandemic on the thinking of jurors regarding damage cases indicates the following general attitudes: 1. Jurors’ distrust in big corporations and their lawyers can lead to vengeful verdicts. The very divisiveness of a big corporation-versus-the-individual case is driven by anger. There’s a perception rooted within the jury that a corporation has only one goal in mind: money. 2. Attention spans are shorter, leading to jurors paying less attention to lengthy testimonies and complex…

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THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PLAINTIFF TRIAL ADVOCACY FOR CLIENTS

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PLAINTIFF TRIAL ADVOCACY FOR CLIENTS

I’d like to share with you a few thoughts about being a trial lawyer. They are not particularly profound, but I think it important to remember the fundamentals of our profession as plaintiff trial lawyers. What should be our core message? • In America, any citizen has the ability to make a responsible company or person accountable for bad service or a defective product. • Americans have the unique ability to change behavior of corporations and hold them accountable for goods and…

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