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A Generation Y Perspective on Juries and Social Media

Juror guidelines are needed to avoid misconduct. But will this be enough?

Lawyers for Colorado Shooter Stymied by New York's Shield Law

Mass killer James Holmes's legal team alleges Fox News reporter violated a gag order and hid evidence crucial to the case.

The Death of the Attorney-Client Privilege

Corporations never die, but their right to this critical legal tenet does fade away.

Articles »

No Attorney-Client Privilege for You: The Crime-Fraud Exception

By Adam D. Fuller, Elizabeth Shively Boatwright, and Bryan E. Meek

One of the most critical and time-honored tenets of law is not absolute.

Issues in Presentation for a Young Lawyer in Trial Practice

By Sarah A. Santos

A new litigator's views on important early career lessons.

The Latest on the Recoverability of E-Discovery Costs in Federal Litigation

By Jeremy Brown

Varying interpretations of U.S. Code Section 1920 have resulted in confusion about attorney awards.

Sound Advice »

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.


Davis Named Outstanding Subcommittee Chair

Donald W. Davis, Jr. (“Don”) has been named as the outstanding Subcommittee Chair in the Trial Practice Committee for 2012–2013. He will be recognized for this achievement at the upcoming Section Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

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