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Alabama Federal Judge Finds Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

The court makes ruling on controversial issue, leading up to the Supreme Court's decision.

Zoloft MDL Expert Excluded

The court decided the witness did not satisfy Daubert.

Jury Sides with Apple in iPod Antitrust Class Action

The nine-year-old lawsuit involved the iconic portable music players and the controversial digital rights management.

Articles »

Top 10 Business Development Tips for Young Lawyers

By Jim Shelson

Competition for legal work is intense. Learn how to set yourself apart.

Five Tips for Developing and Presenting Visuals to Judges and Juries

By Jeremy T. Brown

Forget bullet-point lists. Learn how to really communicate with jurors.

New Tips for Examining Your Own Witnesses and Using Their Depositions at Trial

By Sanket J. Bulsara and Ari J. Savitzky

Following recent amendments to the Federal Rules, it may be worth rethinking traditional approaches.

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.


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

Joseph P. Beckman

Minneapolis, MN

Theresa House

New York, NY

Douglas McCoy

Mobile, AL

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

Sanket J. Bulsara

New York, NY

John Austin

Raleigh, NC

Benjamin Fleming

New York, NY

Eric Goldberg

New York, NY