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NYC Firefighters Settle Long-Standing Discrimination Lawsuit

In the Vulcan Society v. City of New York settlement, the fire department committed to ensuring that the pool of future exam takers be proportional to the city's overall labor market.

Heightened Focus on CFPB in Response to Discrimination Allegations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is once again in the spotlight because of alleged discrimination against its minority employees.

The Legal Profession Needs More than Diversity . . . It Needs Inclusion

Valparaiso University law students get a lesson in diversity and inclusion.

Articles »

Closing Arguments: Not Just a "Free-for-All," Part One

By Christopher G. Floreale

What crosses the line? Breaking down the boundaries established by courts.

Cross-Examining Snitches

By Carlos F. Gonzalez

Some rules for the road.

Preparing for Your First Trial

By David Dobin

Two comprehensive checklists to make the experience less daunting.

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Confused? Concerned? Curious? Need advice? MTL mentors will answer your questions about professional development, career building, firm relationships, and work-life balance. Submit your own anonymous question.

What Is the Best Way to Handle an Adverse Witness at a Deposition or During Trial?

Insider advice on successfully tackling these difficult witnesses.

Sound Advice

audio Anatomy of a Construction Defect Case

By Ellen Greiper and Eric Cohen

An overview of this specific type of litigation and some tips on how best to handle these cases, which present several unique scenarios and challenges for attorneys. (12:41 min)

audio The Transition from Prosecutor to Private Practice

By Andre Caldwell

Making the switch from the public sector to private realm can be challenging. Listen as former prosecutor Andre Caldwell shares advice on how to make this transition go smoothly. (7:29 min)

audio Best Practices for Pretrial Discovery and the Use of Experts

By Joe Hanna

Joe Hanna gives tips on conducting pretrial discovery and using experts to help give you the advantage. (9:10 min)

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Surviving and Thriving: Success Tips for Diverse Litigators

Don't miss this free roundtable on April 16, 2014, cosponsored by Minority Trial Lawyer, LGBT Litigator, and Young Advocates Committees.

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