The Art of Cross-Examination

As a trial lawyer, I was always taught that the three (3) main rules of cross-exaimination were: Don’t do it, Don’t do it, and Don’t’ do it. Too numerous to count are the times that I have violated the rules, or seen others violate the rules, and cringed at the resulting outcome. But alas, every rule has its exceptions. So on those occasions when the exception applies – here is a short primer on how to survive. Mastering the Art of Cross-Examination: Tips from a Judge | CEB Blog – Your Partner In Practice http://ow.ly/ihJdB

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“When to Use Expert Witnesses and How to Find Them.”

We consult with experts frequently in many civil controversies, before, during and after the conflict. Using an expert effectively and also protecting their independence and credibility is of paramount importance in developing a superior litigation strategy. A client’s understanding of the expert role and how it fits into the overall litigation process is also an important ingredient to success. Here is an excellent Primer on When to Use Expert Witnesses and How to Find Them – Bloomberg Law http://ow.ly/ihHUw

Civil Litigation: The Costly Battle.

In civil litigation, the time to trial is long and costly. And when that trial date finally gets set, there is an awful lot to do to get ready. Here is a preview into why it costs so much to wage these battles, especially in the final weeks and days. Timeline to Trial « CEB Blog – Your Partner In Practice http://ow.ly/hHkjx

Document Management and Production in Litigation

Document management and production in litigation has always been a challenge and a high cost endeavor. Courts are now embracing computer based predictive coding as a better alternative to lawyers at document review. Clients can not start planning too early how to deal with document handling when a lawsuit strikes. ABA Journal http://ow.ly/hrJ4I