Posted on November 21, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Business records aren’t just text documents—they often include videos and other images that are digitally stored. Getting printouts of these images into evidence is just like any other business record evidence, but showing authenticity may require some tech knowledge. Continue reading
Filed under: Evidence, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: admissibility, admitting evidence at trial, authenticity, business records exception, electronic evidence, hearsay, trial attorney, trial evidence | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 14, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
How do you object in trial without being objectionable to the jury? Perhaps it’s impossible: A jury naturally resents the attorney who constantly leaps up and breaks the flow of information. But there are a few ways to make yourself less objectionable to the jury. Continue reading
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Posted on November 9, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Negotiation skills are one of those things that lawyers tend to think they have innately. But actually, negotiations skills are learned and honed over time and practice. As you engage in your next settlement negotiation, use this checklist to be sure you don’t miss an opportunity. Continue reading
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Posted on November 2, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Jurors have been bombarded with information about “body language.” This information is joined by common folklore about tell-tale signs of falsehood. Here are five things to practice with your witnesses to keep their body language consistent with their truthful testimony.
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Posted on October 28, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Trump’s attorneys are using a motion in limine to keep what’s been going on with his presidential run away from the jurors in the class action against him related to Trump University. This is just the type of situation a motion in limine is perfect to address. Indeed, the greatest value of in limine motions lies in a party’s ability to confront prejudicial evidence before it’s presented at trial and comes to a jury’s attention. Continue reading
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Posted on October 26, 2016 by Robert Denham, Esq
So you have a money judgment, but the debtor dies before you can collect. Never mind. You still have a judgment lien on the debtor’s estate. Right? Continue reading
Filed under: Appeals/Post-Trial Matters, Business Law, Estate Planning, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, New Legal Developments | Tagged: creditor, death of debtor, debtor, debtor's estate, enforcing a judgment, judgment lien, money judgment, probate | Leave a comment »