2018 January

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Articles in this issue:

Direct examination: Telling the story

Direct examination requires its own storyline sequence with a beginning, middle and end

Christa Ramey

2018 January


Profile: Bill McDevitt

A blue-collar upbringing provides personal-injury attorney with motivation to level the playing field

Stephen Ellison

2018 January


Closing argument in a personal-injury case

General principles that apply to all closing arguments in personal-injury cases

Mike Alder

2018 January


The Watcher

Lawyers learn and improve by watching trials

Miles B. Cooper

2018 January


The simple truth about jury selection

The simple truth about jury selection

Be yourself and follow your gut when selecting the jury

Karine Bohbot

2018 January


Consumer Attorneys of California makes positive impact on the lives of California consumers

Elder abuse by nursing homes and mandatory arbitration in consumer contracts are but two of the battles being waged in Sacramento by your state association

Mike Arias

2018 January


The psychology of jurors’ decision-making

It’s your job to know how they think, what persuades and what puts them off

Sonia Chopra

2018 January


Chasing cases

Chasing cases

Under California’s Liberty of Speech Clause, lawyers should be free to chase cases by any means necessary and the only restraint should be their post-facto liability for not being truthful

Bill McGrane
Mitchell Chyette

2018 January


Don’t let the court ruin your jury selection

Civil attorneys have the right to explore juror attitudes, beliefs and proclivities. Be prepared to defend your rights to the court

Antony Stuart

2018 January


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