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Tell your witnesses they should be relentlessly polite (access required)

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Don’t just tell witnesses to be polite. Tell them to be relentlessly polite. And relentlessly positive. That’s not etiquette advice. It’s a survival technique. Being polite in this environment can be a tough, often thankless job, but it is essential ...

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Tips for crafting the proper arbitration clause (access required)

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Parties to arbitration frequently complain that the process has become nearly as time consuming and expensive as litigation. Such comments are typically made by people who do not have an accurate sense of the time and expense involved in litigation, ...

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U.S. law trumps state failure-to-warn claim, court says (access required)

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BALTIMORE, MD — A mother’s claim that major food producers failed to warn her that their bottled fluoridated water could damage her daughter’s teeth cannot proceed due to the companies’ compliance with federal labeling requirements, a federal appeals court has ...

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How to increase odds of client satisfaction post-arbitration (access required)

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Full-scale courthouse litigation is pricing itself out of the market of corporate affordability. Except for truly “bet the company” matters, the costs of extensive discovery, dispositive motions, expert reports and challenges, not to mention a full hearing, are becoming prohibitive. ...

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Lawyers, start your questions (access required)

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Depositions are such a common part of today’s civil litigation landscape that much of how they are conducted has become routine. That includes the opening “admonishments” to the witness. But every witness and every situation is different. Everything you do ...

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Be careful when replying to obnoxious client messages (access required)

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Plenty of businesses are open or on call around the clock. There’s no particular reason that a bookstore or a dry cleaning business needs to be open all night, but a taxi company, or a towing company, or even a ...

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Tables turned: Lawyer sitting on jury sees other side (access required)

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I recently was selected to serve on a jury at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  The case involved a motor vehicle accident in which liability was stipulated and the only question at trial was whether the plaintiff’s back injury ...

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Four tips on how to cross-sell more effectively (access required)

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Business flows into law firms through any number of channels, and there is a myriad of ways to market legal services. Unfortunately, one of the most accessible methods of business development historically has had trouble gaining traction: cross-selling. Lawyers often ...

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