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Tips for Representing a Client with Diminished Capacity

Learn about the issues faced by the attorney handling these often difficult situations.

Stop Living in Misery: You Deserve Better

Why do so many lawyers end up unhappy? Learn some ways to break the pattern.

"5 Signs You're Not Ready to Open a Solo Practice"

A recap on what to look out for before deciding to go it alone.


Articles »

Class Actions 101: How I Began My Practice

By Emily J. Kirk

Our area of litigation is a rewarding practice for attorneys on both sides of the "v."


David v. Goliath: Representing the Underdog Against Big Corporations

By Robert Zarco and Kaari Gagnon

Representing small business against the industry's "giants" can be daunting for a young lawyer.


Four Principles to Help Guide Your Legal Writing

By Jillian Singer

The best trial lawyers need to learn to become excellent writers.


Sound Advice »

audio The Benefits of Pro Bono Legal Representation

By Emily Kirk

Listen as Emily Kirk discusses how, despite not having "extra" time, working on Pro Bono work not only helps you become a better lawyer but it also helps build your career. (8:15 min)


audio Trial Advocacy

By Carmen Caruso

Is courtroom success a science or an art? Carmen Caruso identifies points every trial lawyer should keep in mind, before and during a trial, that should help develop both areas of trial work. (12:56 min)


audio Class Actions Cases for Non-Class Action Lawyers

By Carmen Caruso

Carmen Caruso gives suggestions to attorneys who are unfamiliar with class action cases on best ways to proceed to help their clients. (6:59 min)




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Cindy Albracht-Crogan

Phoenix, AZ

Joseph Anthony Frank

St. Louis, MO

Roundtable Leader

Samuel Alba

Williamsville, NY

Emily J. Kirk

St. Louis, MO

Book Editor

Anthony Coppola

Arlington, VA

Jackie Condella

Phoenix, AZ