Columns

The vanishing jury trial and the 'litigotiation' option

May 9, 2019

Richard L. Hurford Abbott Nicholson P.C. It was so easy when I embarked upon a litigation career in 1978.  In that bygone era, many clients expected and demanded aggressive litigation tactics and there was no dearth of extremely talented trial lawyers ...

'The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts'

May 9, 2019

Ashish Joshi Joshi: Attorneys + Counselors In “The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts,” award-winning Supreme Court journalist Joan Biskupic presents a compelling biography of a man who is torn between his conservative ...

Ethically mining social media evidence

May 9, 2019

By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Social media can be a gold mine for litigation attorneys. There’s a wealth of information available online that can often be used to the benefit of your client at trial. The trick is knowing how to ethically ...

Gender pay gap persists among Big Law partners

May 9, 2019

Randi Lewis BridgeTower Media Newswires It’s 2019 — and the gender pay gap between male and female lawyers remains a hot topic. High-profile lawsuits alleging pay inequality continue to be filed in federal and state courts across the country. A ...

Lawyers grapple with confidentiality in a social media age

May 9, 2019

Bill Cresenzo BridgeTower Media Newswires Loose lips sink settlements. In the age of social media, people are known for oversharing. But when it comes to bragging about a legal settlement that has a confidentiality clause, oversharing can cause more than ...

How not to yell at the court

May 9, 2019

Eric Magnuson and Lisa Beane BridgeTower Media Newswires Writers like emphasis. And legal writers really like it. They want to make sure their most important points stand out for the reader. Often they think the audience won’t read carefully enough to ...