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The Content Rundown
“Bull” Case Highlights Importance of Witness Prep, by CourtroomLogic Consulting’s Kacy Miller. As she states in her headline, Kacy Miller uses this episode to explain the importance of witness prep, especially when the witness is dealing with an intensely personal issue. Read on to learn more from about this aspect of trial consulting, as illustrated by “Bull” – and an actual trial consultant.
Ready or Not, the CCPA Is Here, by Grable Martin Futon, PLLC’s Clement Osimetha. The CCPA provides California residents with new rights and control over their personal information. In this blog post, compliance attorney Clement Osimetha shares some of the new rights that the California Consumer Privacy Act sets forth, and what that means for everyone, not just residents of the Golden State.
Incoterms 101: What to Expect in 2020, by Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC’s Adriana López-Ortiz. Incoterms® are the international terms of trade for the sale of goods and they are revised every ten years, meaning there are some changes coming for 2020. Transactional attorney Adriana López-Ortiz outlines a brief history of Incoterms and some of the changes you can expect to see in 2020.
Bull’s Courtroom Behavior Puts Him on Judge’s Naughty List, by CourtroomLogic Consulting’s Kacy Miller. This week’s episode, “Imminent Danger,” involves stalking, a murder charge, and of course, a jury trial. Trial consultant Kacy Miller shows us why it’s a bad idea to let your ego get in the way of your work. Read on for more strikes against Bull in her column.
Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Fired [INFOGRAPHIC], via Jackson Spencer Law. Few things are as disheartening as the realization that your company might be preparing to fire you. You might want to stop working, lash out, or confront your supervisors. Here’s what to do if you think your termination is around the corner – and what not to do if you suspect you may be getting fired (based on this original blog post).
Breathing New Life into Old Workplace Policies, by Clouse Brown PLLC’s Keith Clouse. It’s that time of the year again – when employers should reflect upon the previous year and revise employee handbooks and employee policy and procedure guidelines. Employment attorney Keith Clouse shows employers how to update handbooks and policies to set expectations and goals for both employees and the company as a whole.
Amy Stewart Law Welcomes LaDawn Nandrasy, a Highly Accomplished Appellate Expert, via Amy Stewart Law. Amy Stewart Law, a Dallas-based insurance coverage law firm, is thrilled to welcome appellate expert LaDawn Nandrasy. With nearly three decades of experience handling sophisticated and complex civil appeals, LaDawn adds invaluable expertise to the firm’s insurance-coverage practice. She also brings ten years of experience as managing partner of her prior law firm, an elite appellate boutique.
“This, Too, Shall Pass,” by Michelle May O’Neil. Sandy May, mother of motivator and divorce lawyer Michelle May O’Neil, had a saying that got her through the worst of times. “She didn’t use it for the small things in life,” writes Michelle. “Just the really bad, dark stuff when life was kicking us in the stomach.” Michelle attributes the mantra to Ann Landers: “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all: This, too, shall pass.”
How Do You Compensate Your Third-Party Developer?, via The Watson Firm. The lawyers at The Watson Firm are often asked how third-party developers (“Managers”) should be compensated and what the various options are. The developed lot fee structure is the most common, but it isn’t appropriate for more complicated transactions. Here are some structures that they’ve seen over the years.
A “Selfie” Injury Case Pits Bull vs. His Client, by CourtroomLogic Consulting’s Kacy Miller. What to do when you and your client don’t see eye to eye on trial strategy? Grit your teeth and figure it out. In her most recent “Bull” column Kacy Miller addresses the common misconception that trial consultants are all about going to trial; sometimes, a consultant’s burden is to convince their clients NOT to enter the courtroom.
Office Parties 101 [Infographic], by Clouse Brown PLLC’s Alyson Brown. With the holiday season upon us, employment law firm Clouse Brown PLLC is sharing a quick guide to office party management. Based on Alyson Brown‘s blog post from last year, Don’t Let Your Holiday Parties Be the Gifts That Keep on Giving, this infographic gives you a snapshot of what employers should know before opting for that open bar.
Was “Bull” Fratricide a Tragic Accident or Intentional Murder?, by CourtroomLogic Consulting’s Kacy Miller. With plenty of hypothetical questions (including a hypothetical question about hypothetical questions), plenty of spoilers and an entire paragraph shaming attorneys with poor courtroom demeanor, the latest installment of trial consultant Kacy Miller‘s “Bull” column is like a good Thanksgiving dinner — a whole bunch of fun jury consulting side dishes that make one glorious feast of a blog post.
Whistleblower Protections in the United States, by Jackson Spencer Law’s Jennifer Spencer. Since Congress launched an impeachment inquiry against President Trump in September, there’s been a lot of talk about whistleblower protections filling the news cycle. In this article, employment attorney Jennifer Spencer of Jackson Spencer Law covers three of the most frequently asked questions the firm encounters in their whistleblower practice: what a whistleblower is, what laws protect whistleblowers, and how to make a whistleblower claim.
Fear Is a Useless Emotion, by Michelle May O’Neil. Motivational speaker and divorce lawyer Michelle May O’Neil writes about facing your fears in her latest blog post inspired by her book, Wisdom from Momma: Anecdotes and Euphemisms from a True Texas Lady. Her mother’s message, she writes, is “if you can accept the worst possible consequences of failure, you have nothing to fear.”
Words Matter: Expert Advice on Effective Language (Part 3 of 3), by CourtroomLogic Consulting’s Kacy Miller. In two recent blog posts (here and here), trial consultant Kacy Miller resurrected one of her favorite books on communication: Dr. Frank Luntz’s “Words that Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear.” Although his approach is often political, she writes, she believes Dr. Luntz’s “Rules of Effective Language” apply just as easily to the world of litigation and courtroom persuasion.
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