2020 January

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Articles in this issue:
Lessons from a novelist on picking a jury

Lessons from a novelist on picking a jury

The story you tell must be yours, not one that somebody else has told in another place at another time

Walter (“Skip”) Walker

2020 January


Mistakes, accidents and advocacy

Mistakes, accidents and advocacy

Jury instructions won’t change the lifetime experiences of your jurors, but how you frame the facts may

John P. Blumberg

2020 January


How to be an effective cross-examiner without trial experience

Cross-examination is about obtaining results and telling the story, not just impeaching the witness

Angel Carrazco, Jr.

2020 January


Structuring your mini opening: Know when to hold ‘em

Structuring your mini opening: Know when to hold ‘em

The judge must allow your brief statement before voir dire questions begin – make the most of it

Sonia Chopra

2020 January


Profile: Issa Michael

Profile: Issa Michael

Palestinian native makes good on the immigrant dream, keeping it small, simple and successful

Stephen Ellison

2020 January


Being an effective second-chair trial counsel

Being an effective second-chair trial counsel

A look at the responsibilities both before and during trial

Shant Karnikian

2020 January



Appellate Reports

Under PAGA, employees may not seek penalties for Labor Code § 558 penalties

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2020 January


The lion in winter

Law is a lifelong practice with distinct stages, each joyous for different reasons

Miles B. Cooper

2020 January

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