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ADVICE FOR NEW LAWYERS THEY DON’T TEACH IN LAW SCHOOL

ADVICE FOR NEW LAWYERS THEY DON’T TEACH IN LAW SCHOOL

. You are probably thinking to yourself “not more advice from some older lawyer who assumes that they know something younger lawyers don’t know?” You may be right, but my interaction with new and inexperienced lawyers is that they are prone to making mistakes in their professional work and relationships with others that are correctable. Hopefully, these are some ideas that might be of benefit and even, possibly, to experienced lawyers. . . Let’s start with a brief outline of…

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A FEW LIFE STORIES TO MEDITATE ABOUT

A FEW LIFE STORIES TO MEDITATE ABOUT

There are times when trial lawyers need to step back from their stressful work and reflect on life. Here are a collection of items you may find refreshing and perhaps helpful. LIFE LESSONS: Alexander Chalmers has said “the three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.” LESSONS FROM FAILURE In the 1929 Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day Georgia Tech fumbled the ball and California’s Roy Riegel picked it up and…

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BASIC OUTLINE FOR PERSONAL INJURY SUMMATION

BASIC OUTLINE FOR PERSONAL INJURY SUMMATION

There are a many approaches to the structure of a final argument in an injury case. One reliable approach is to base it on the jury instructions. Using the jury instructions as the foundation for argument gives it the authority of law from the judge. Here is one example of a very simple outline from a Washington state jury trial.  . 1.THE VERDICT FORM . (1)Put verdict form on screen (2)Go through each question & explain significance (without giving verdict…

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