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Practice Points »

Fourth Circuit Allows Appeal Where Appellant Gives "Functional" Notice of Appeal

The case is Clark v. Cartledge.

First Circuit Affirms Lower Court's Substitution of Parties Post Judgment

The case is Rodriquez-Miranda v. Benin et al

Skype Not Confirmed Secure for Attorney-Client Communications

Practitioners should consider this online chat tool as akin to talking in a coffeehouse.

Articles »

What Michael Jordan Can Teach Us About Cross-Examination

By Michael J. Satin

For starters, His Airness never stopped working on the fundamentals.

Resident Defendant Exception for Removal: A Clever Move or Legal Gamesmanship?

By Robert E. Sumner, IV, and Jennifer Braccia

You might win the admiration of the judge and opposing counsel in the procedural chess match.

Swamp Things: Some Highlights and Lowlights of the Reptile Theory

By Theresa W. Parrish

The old axiom "litigation is preparation" has never been more true.

Sound Advice »

audio Impeaching and Refreshing Recollection by Using Depositions at Trial

By David Moore, Bindu Palapura, Stephanie O’Bryne

Potter Anderson litigators reenact some of the best strategies for using depositions at trial to help your clients at trial. (5:38 min)

audio Employee Inventor—Fact Witness or Expert Witness?

By Emily Rapalino and Nick Mitrokostas

Two Goodwin Procter attorneys explain the many factors involved when deciding how to best use an employee who also happens to be the inventor in a patent case.

audio Rule of Completeness

By Anthony Zeuli

Tony Zeuli explains that despite its seemingly straightforward definition, Rule 106 features many elements that attorneys should consider, especially during discovery. (12:50 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.

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 Editor

Douglas McCoy

Mobile, AL

Daniel D. Quick

Troy, MI

Jeffrey Gardner

Phoenix, AZ

Zascha Blanco

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Alana Bassin

Minneapolis, MN

Jim Shelson

Jackson, MS

Jeremy Brown

Dallas, TX

Theresa Parrish

Albuquerque, NM

Sanket Bulsara

New York, NY

Robert Sumner

Charleston, NC

John Austin

Raleigh, NC