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New Trial Ordered in BP Obstruction of Justice Case Due to Juror Misconduct

A juror introduced extrinsic evidence after the jury was deadlocked.

Second Circuit Vacates Order Refusing to Approve SEC's Citigroup Settlement

The case involves an investigation into whether the bank illegally benefited from structuring and managing a billion-dollar fund.

Akin Gump Withdraws from Case, Citing Client's Evidence Falsification

The D.C.-based firm secured a nearly $25 million verdict in federal trade secret case earlier this year.

Articles »

Tips for Young Lawyers to Acquire Litigation Experience

By Brandon C. Helms

Increase your odds of doing the work you always dreamed of doing.

Attorney Fees Now Easier to Recover in Patent Litigation

By Jim Shelson

Two recent Supreme Court rulings help prevailing parties in cases against patent trolls.

Five Tips for New Attorneys Ready to Practice in Personal Injury Law

By Adam S. Goldfarb

Get pointers on how to handle auto accidents, worker's compensation, and other types of cases.

Sound Advice »

audio Cultivating Juror Voir Dire Responses

By Cynthia Cohen

Connecting with jurors strengthens your case. Learn effective use of voir dire from jury consultant Cynthia Cohen. (12:02 min)


audio Tips on How to Best Prepare for Trial

By Lisa Marcy

Although there are no perfect ways to prepare for trial, experience has taught some tactics that are more effective than others. Listen as longtime litigator and teacher Lisa Marcy shares her strategies for preparing for a trial. (9:56 min)

audio Attorney Fees and Federal Rule 68 Offers of Judgment

By John Pinney

One way to avoid litigation is through the use of Federal Rule 68. John Pinney describes how itoperates and what you should consider when handling such an offer. (14:43 min)

Announcements »

Upcoming Sound Advice: "The Trial, From A to Z"

The committee is launching a new series of podcasts entitled "The Trial, From A to Z." The podcast series, which will run for several months, will be provided by authorities on handling the case from preparation to post-trial motions.


Join Us in Boston at ABA Annual 2014

This year's ABA Annual Meeting is being held in Boston on August 7-11, 2014.

Volunteer to Write for the Website or Newsletter

We are looking for articles on trial practice and trial skills to publish on the website and in the quarterly committee journal.

Trial Practice Leadership

Cochairs Vice Chairs Journal Editors Website Editors

Hon. James F. Holderman

Chicago, IL

Nash Long

Charlotte, NC

Theresa House

New York, NY

Cynthia Cohen

Los Angeles, CA

Alana Bassin

Minneapolis, MN

Jim Shelson

Jackson, MS

Theresa Parrish

Albuquerque, NM

Jeremy Brown

Dallas, TX

Michael Sugarman

Los Angeles, CA

John Austin

Raleigh, NC

Benjamin Fleming

New York City, NY

Eric Goldberg

New York, NY

Sarah Santos

Charlotte, NC