Posted on May 24, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
For discovery to be useful in a case, it must be organized. One effective way to organize discovery is with an issue table. Issue tables are a way to keep track of the main issues, the elements of the claims and defenses, and the relevant evidence. (more…)
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Legal Topics, Young Lawyers | Tagged: discovery, discovery chart, discovery table, issue table, organizing for trial, pre-trial preparation, preparing for trial, trial preparation | 5 Comments »
Posted on August 20, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Being effective at trial requires the highest level of organization and preparation. Any disorganization or unpreparedness will show, and it can undermine a case. The best time to start organizing trial materials is when setting up the files at the inception of the case.
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Young Lawyers | Tagged: client files, pre-trial preparation, trial, trial notebook, trial preparation | 6 Comments »
Posted on March 16, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Here are 10 arrows in your quiver of objections to shoot at any discovery request. The key is to aim only with an objection that is factually justified and to hit the request on the bullseye. (more…)
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Uncategorized | Tagged: discovery, litigation, objections, pre-trial preparation | 3 Comments »
Posted on August 31, 2011 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Wedding planners always suggest creating a timeline of tasks to accomplish as the big day approaches. Breaking down tasks and assigning them a priority in the buildup to the wedding is both efficient and stress-reducing. Getting to trial can be as hard as getting to the altar, with just as many moving parts to juggle. Here’s a handy timeline of pre-trial tasks that will get you to opening argument with your sanity. (more…)
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Litigation Strategy, Pretrial Matters, Trial Strategy | Tagged: checklist, discovery, opening argument, pre-trial preparation, trial, trial preparation | 6 Comments »