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Practicing Law in 2013

Practicing Law in 2013

[T]he big legal story of the day is the news out of Weil Gotshal. The firm is conducting large layoffs of both attorneys and staff, as well as reducing partner pay. Thus far, many of our recent layoff stories have involved staff layoffs, especially secretarial layoffs; relatively small numbers of affected individuals; and firms not […]

Developing an Effective Conclusion to your Argument

Developing an Effective Conclusion to your Argument

Whether you are delivering a speech to sway an audience or writing a closing argument for the courtroom, you want to deliver an effective conclusion. A few rules can help guide you. photo credit: jimduell The most important emotion in the conclusion of any argument is that of your audience. Ultimately, it is not your […]

Mandatory Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers

Mandatory Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers

When it comes to advocacy there are certain rules that are mandatory and must be observed. The consequences of forgetting these rules or not giving them proper credence can be severe, so it is important to have a solid understanding of them. photo credit: Wolfiewolf First, it is best to avoid arguments and stick to […]

Three Aspects of Advocacy – Tips for Trials

Three Aspects of Advocacy – Tips for Trials

Understanding the basic rules and aspects of advocacy can prepare you to be a much better advocate for your client. photo credit: Steve Punter It is commonly assumed that the purpose of a trial is to discover the truth. This is actually not the primary purpose of a trial. As an advocate, one of your […]