Litigation & Arbitration

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New attorney here. I find it difficult to focus on tasks w volumes of medical terms. I hate this part of my job, but understand it’s necessary for litigation. Will it get better or stay away from PI?

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Assume for this question that a) you, like me, mainly litigate in federal court, and b) cost and CLE requirements are no impediment: Why not waive into every state bar where state bar membership is re… more

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What fields of litigation do you feel are hurting the most during these times and thriving the most during these times?

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Currently at a smaller Plaintiffs litigation firm (5 attys). Been there for 3 years. Firm is implementing a new policy come July 1 requiring all Attys (expect for parters) to start time log/billing … more

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Looking for connections in the DC-area for litigation firms. Any pointers or possible connections shoot them my way. Labor and employment is my speciality, but not opposed to going elsewhere.

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Learning to be more rigorously specific/careful/detail oriented. I’m about halfway through my first year. I know the thing I need to work on most is being very careful and accurate with the small th… more

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The managing parter told me yesterday that “It takes about one year before a junior associate makes the firm any money.” Do you think this is true? I’ve been practicing for 6 months, 1800 billable min… more

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Has anyone here had a Zoom arbitration with JAMS? We recently received an order asking us to explore a remote arbitration due to COVID. I want to know pros and cons.

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Arbitration question: Scheduled for a binding arbitration hearing next week in court, and finalizing my opening and closing statements. How fast and loose can I play with the pleadings? Contd

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I am a third year associate in insurance coverage and am struggling to see how I will be able to develop a book of business when the clients are only looking to work with partners and have established… more

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Best securities litigation treatise/practice aid?

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Has anyone worked with a coach to overcome confidence issues related to practicing law? I know a few: Olivia Vizachero, Cara Lowentheil, has anyone had success with coaches specifically for lawyers?

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Technology has change the manner and way lawyers practice law. I have practice law over 50 years and seen many technological changes in the law. I have recently experience such a change during the pa… more

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I just learned that I get to argue all of our pre-trial motions and do a direct examination at an upcoming trial. What are your best tips for preparing and setting yourself up for success? I want to h… more

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Anybody know if you have to include the blank references in the following cite in a brief? Bluebook extremely unhelpful on the matter! Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, __U.S.__, 136 S. Ct. 1036, 1045… more

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I’m a mid-level associate at a a large law firm. I work in a regulatory practice group that occasionally requires me to work on litigation matters. Unfortunately, I was never really trained on memo wr… more

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I’ve got a contract case which was removed. Defense moved on a 12b6 and after 6 months we’ve got a memorandum and recommendation from the magistrate which says I survive (largely). Generally speaking … more

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I’m having difficulty figuring out the steps to expect in a written deposition. I’d like to do it on a number of cases for cost and time reasons, but I don’t know how to instruct our staff in the step… more

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Three months into litigation, working at a mid-size firm in three different practice groups under four different partners. I’ve botched two drafting assignments in a row for one of the partners. Havin… more

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Just picked up my first 1983 case and I’m looking for the Bible on litigating 1983 claims. I’m digging my way through case law now to get a general overview of the landscape, but I’m going to want to… more

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