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Third Circuit Reinstates Dismissed Case Based on "Unmentioned" Exhibits

The case is Carpenters Health and Welfare Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity v. Management Resource Systems, Inc.

5 Tips for First-Time Depositions

Learn how to prepare for and execute your first depo.

Litigator's Guide to Data on Mobile Devices

There's more information stored on our devices than most people realize.

Articles »

A Guide to the Offer of Proof

By Christin J. Jones

Learn how to use this largely neglected technique when evidence is struck from consideration.

When Do You Need an English Translator in Civil Depositions?

By Robert E. Sumner, IV, and Charles R. Scarminach

There is little related case law to guide this decision, but often it's simply a question of fairness.

Tom Brady, Roger Goodell, and Your Next Arbitration

By Theresa W. Parrish

Legal lessons learned from Deflategate.

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, SC

John Austin

Raleigh, NC