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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
BASIC OUTLINE FOR DIRECT EXAMINATION OF PLAINTIFF ECONOMIST

BASIC OUTLINE FOR DIRECT EXAMINATION OF PLAINTIFF ECONOMIST

“I’m not an economist and we all know economists were created to make weather forecasters look good.” Robert Murdoch In cases with significant economic loss, we decide that we need an expert in economics to project the future economic loss for the jury. It is not error to refuse to instruct the jury to discount future medical expenses and lost earning capacity to present cash value if no evidence is introduced as to the proper interest rate or mathematical formula….

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CLEAR COMMUNICATION IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC & POLITICS

CLEAR COMMUNICATION IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC & POLITICS

Trial lawyers should always strive for clear and understandable communications when dealing with juries. However, we are now in a crisis involving politics and medical pandemic. During periods of crises like this, people are distracted by the fears and challenges created. They have trouble processing information. That is due to the large amount of communications they receive about these problems on a frequent basis. We trial lawyers should keep this in mind regarding our trial presentations. We need to be…

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LUVERA ON ADVOCACY IS NOW AVAILABLE

LUVERA ON ADVOCACY IS NOW AVAILABLE

My wife Lita and I practiced together as plaintiff trial lawyers for over forty years. We’ve written a book about plaintiff trial advocacy which is being published by Trial Guides, a legal media company that focuses on civil plaintiff publications. In addition to the nation’s leading trial lawyers its products are used by the U.S. Department of Justice, the ACLU, the AAJ and multiple law schools. We are pleased to have them as our publisher. TRIAL GUIDES______________________________________________________ This book is…

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