ATTORNEY CLIENT INTERVIEW FORM

ATTORNEY CLIENT INTERVIEW FORM

It is important to be prepared for new client interviews. If you don’t have a check list or an interview form you may forget to ask important questions or get the information you need. In addition, after you accept a case and spend time working on it, you are subject to changing  your initial impression of the client and your evaluation of the time. It is helpful to have a record of your first impressions and evaluation. Here is an…

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THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSS EXAMINATION

THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSS EXAMINATION

What are the goals for  cross examination? As a generalization they might be summarized as was done by Paul Stritmatter in his article Conducting Cross-Examinations https://www.plaintiffmagazine.com/recent-issues/item/conducting-cross-examinations  Paul wrote: “Wigmore said that the goal of cross-examination should be to “soften the impact of a witness by confrontation.” Persuading the fact finder by softening the impact of the witness may take many forms, including: Forcing the witness to admit certain facts or agree with certain basic principles; •  Destroying all or a…

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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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