Posted on February 17, 2017 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. Continue reading
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Posted on November 8, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
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. Continue reading
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Posted on May 3, 2010 by Julie Brook, Esq.
One of the most important tasks when preparing a case for trial is to prepare a trial notebook with everything you’ll need or want during trial. Don’t create your trial notebook to impress a client, an adversary, or another lawyer in your office (although it may do so!); your notebook should reflect your personal style and the particular requirements of the case.
The following should be included in the preparation of your trial notebook: Continue reading
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