In a pair of recent decisions out of Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal the mechanics of getting text messages into evidence, specifically how to authenticate them, was explored with differing results. In a digital world where most communications are transmitted via text messages or emails mastering these mechanics is now a required trial lawyer core […]
In a time when so many businesses are shuttering, trial lawyers need to decide whether to throw in the towel or to adapt using the technology at hand. If you are willing to think outside the box and experiment with these tools you can take your practice to the next level rather than make excuses for failure.
In previous posts we have made it clear that civil litigation attorneys of various stripes need to develop a “trial edge” if they want to be taken seriously by opponents. Insurance companies and defense attorneys keep score on plaintiff attorneys and whether they are willing to go to trial. They know when they are dealing […]
Winning cases is a team effort. If you are dedicated to building a trial-oriented litigation practice you will need to surround yourself with team members who can help you review documents, digest depositions, help take witness statements and ultimately help try the case. There is too much going on in a civil case to do […]
Re-direct examination is your best opportunity to undo the damage of cross-examination. Here are three steps you can take to master it.
Much has been written about trial lawyers adopting storytelling techniques in order to best present their client’s case. Indeed, it makes sense to boil down complex facts into a compelling story that will motivate jurors to decide a case in your client’s favor. But how does one learn to do that? Commentators tell us to […]