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Author Archives: Nora Tooher

Commentary: Attorneys, meet your inner Don Draper

Lisa Solomon, an attorney and legal writing consultant in Ardsley, N.Y., is helping solo and small-firm lawyers channel their inner Don Draper. Draper, a fictional character in the television series “Mad Men,” is a 1960s ...

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Be creative to cap e-discovery costs

Electronic discovery shouldn’t cost more than a case is worth. Uncovering relevant electronic evidence has become critical in a wide range of civil litigation, from divorce cases to business disputes. But keeping a lid on e-discovery costs can be challenging ...

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Gruesome photos may sway jurors, or disgust them

Graphic injury photographs can increase a plaintiff’s chance of a favorable jury finding. But some photos can be so gruesome that jurors become angry at the plaintiff’s lawyer for displaying them. Research by Bryan Edelman, a senior trial consultant ...

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Trial experts still in demand

Despite the recession, top expert witnesses still command top dollar. But many are being brought in later in the pre-trial process, as attorneys and clients try to keep the lid on litigation costs. A survey of testifying specialists ...

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Civil suits target peer-on-peer abuse at school

Lawsuits targeting school districts for allowing students to be bullied by other students are on the rise. “This is certainly an issue that has an extremely heightened awareness now, not only in schools, but across the country and among the public,” said Sonja Trainor ...

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Project management principles for small firms

Construction supervisors have used project management techniques for decades to complete buildings. Now several legal consultants are urging attorneys to apply similar tools to their practices and cases.

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Google Voice calls lawyers on the go

Google’s web-based, call-forwarding service could be a boon to lawyers tired of tracking their calls from several phones, according to legal technology experts.

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Debate over preemption for generics

About 500 lawsuits have been filed nationwide alleging severe neurological injuries caused by the drug Reglan and generic counterparts used to treat gastrointestinal disorders.

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