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Authenticating evidence in federal and state courts

June 22, 2017

Jeremy Sher Leclair Korona Vahey Cole Trials are clashes of ideas and attitudes. Attorneys condense complex theories into characterizations and themes. Jurors consider what witnesses do on the stand in addition to what they say. But the jury’s memory ...

Top 6 appellate tips

June 22, 2017

Kimberlee Hillock Willingham & Coté (1) Attach the entire deposition transcript in summary disposition motions. When an attorney is intimately familiar with a case, the attorney may think that only 1 or 2 pages from the transcript need to be attached ...

Cheat sheet for summer clerks (and supervisors)

June 22, 2017

Karin Ciano BridgeTower Media Newswires  It’s my favorite time of year, when lawyers welcome law students to their offices for a summer of real-world experience. Naturally, that includes real-world writing experience, supervised by more experienced ...

She was a gem to the very end of a storied life

June 22, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Nearly a decade ago next week, a bright light dimmed in my world with the loss of the family matriarch. Her passing, at age 89, was a jolt, even if it had been expected for weeks as lung disease robbed her of the ability ...

Food for the busy lawyer's family

June 22, 2017

Sybil Dunlop BridgeTower Media Newswires This has been a busy time at work. And when I get busy, I tend to triage items in the rest of my life. I prioritize work and spending time with my husband and 3-year-old daughter. But I put almost everything else on ...

Law firms setting up cyber specialties as attacks grow

June 22, 2017

Thomas Franz BridgeTower Media Newswires Data breaches might look like fodder for headline news or primetime television, but lawyers warn that the legal drama that can unfold following an errant keystroke is real and increasingly common. When it comes to ...