Trial

Why Multi-District Litigation Blows Up

Why Multi-District Litigation Blows Up 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

As any Multi-District Litigation is coming together, cases are being filed and transferred, the court’s liaison counsel are selected, and individual parties are evaluating their litigation strategies. No one wants to talk about buying technology. Unfortunately, because of the rapidly evolving technology landscape, the appropriate time horizon for determining these issues is harder to determine…

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Facing Down the Multi District Litigation (MDL) Challenge

Facing Down the Multi District Litigation (MDL) Challenge 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

As with all types of litigation, the volumes of data involved in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and Class Actions are exploding in both volume and diversity. Merging complex cases into one matter simplifies litigation, as in upcoming drug safety litigation over drugs like Yaz and Pradaxa. However less complicated that can make a matter from a legal…

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In eDiscovery, Small Firms Aren’t Disadvantaged

In eDiscovery, Small Firms Aren’t Disadvantaged 150 150 Jason Krause

Small firms might imagine eDiscovery is like a John Grisham movie, where a plucky young attorney practicing law in a rundown office is hopelessly outgunned by a large, well-heeled law firm. There certainly was a time when big law firms could count on bigger budgets and staff to out-muscle opposing counsel at smaller law firms.…

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When eDiscovery Rears Its Head

When eDiscovery Rears Its Head 150 150 Jason Krause

  • Trial Tips from Nextpoint •  Last week, we talked about the ways small firms can use the eDiscovery rules to their advantage. Today, we’re going to drill down into the way that works at the start of a matter. When a lawyer is given a lawsuit that might involve digi­tal evidence, the first…

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Make the eDiscovery Rules Work for You

Make the eDiscovery Rules Work for You 1000 667 Jason Krause

The adversarial nature of the system of law in the United States is not about cooperation and playing nice. In law school, lawyers are trained to crush their opposition. But the updated eDiscovery Rules of Civil Procedure and emerging case law actually make it not only possible to make discovery a cooperative process, but if…

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The Simple Way to Share Video Depositions You’re (Probably) Missing

The Simple Way to Share Video Depositions You’re (Probably) Missing 150 150 Jason Krause

Streaming video has made it simple to find and watch whatever you want, wherever you want – whether it’s the latest PSY video or a classic late night moment from your youth. But for some reason, video depositions – a core component of many cases—remain difficult to access on most devices.   Forget about Perry Mason-style gotcha moments…

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How to work with a hotseater, trial technician or hot seat operator

The Hotseat: 5 Considerations When Hiring A Trial Technician

The Hotseat: 5 Considerations When Hiring A Trial Technician 1200 650 Annie Johnson

A “hotseater,” or trial technician, will allow you to focus on delivering a winning argument by taking care of the technical aspects of trial presentation. You can’t practice law without a legitimate license, and you can’t go to trial without a compelling presentation. But how do you find time to put slides and documents together?…

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video-depositions

5 Video Deposition Tips for Attorneys

5 Video Deposition Tips for Attorneys 1732 1155 Rakesh Madhava

It’s easy to take the presentation of a video deposition for granted at a trial. To many litigators, it’s a convenience, a way to move their case along, to tell their story while working around difficult schedules. While video deposition disasters are rare, bad and uninspiring presentations are depressingly common. It doesn’t have to be…

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Why Would Trial Lawyers Want to Work Offline?

Why Would Trial Lawyers Want to Work Offline? 150 150 Jason Krause

It’s getting hard to remember a time when everyone didn’t have Internet access available at all times. Or when every restaurant, airplane, and office park didn’t offer WiFi access. (How did people settle bar bets before Google was perpetually available?) Technology is so widespread and so reliable that it’s easy to take it all for…

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Saving the Jury Trial from Extinction

Saving the Jury Trial from Extinction 150 150 Jason Krause

It’s hard to think of anything more dramatic, more compelling, or exciting than lawyers, judges, and witnesses squaring off in a courtroom. Think of every episode of Law & Order, movies like A Few Good Men or To Kill a Mockingbird, or read the cover of this month’s ABA Journal, Theater’s 12 Greatest Courtroom Dramas.…

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