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Constitutional Law

What Young Lawyers Can Learn From Watching “Making A Murderer 2”

As my law school semester winds down, I usually like to send a message to my outgoing students who are all 3Ls who will be graduating this May. This semester, there has been a lot of buzz about Netflix’s true crime documentary “Making a Murderer 2” and I can see that it has inspired many […]

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Litigation

Top 5 Tips for Lawyers Arguing Their First Appeal

Back in 2010, I wrote an article for this blog on Top 10 Tips for Young Trial Lawyers It remains one of the most viewed and re-viewed articles on my blog. Since its publication, there has not been a week that it has not been viewed. This week, I judged New York Law School’s Wagner […]

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General Litigation

Like Skiing and Golf, Learning the Law Often Requires Public Humiliation

Every profession has a hazing period – the time where the newly-minted employee, fresh out of school, runs smack into the harsh reality of the real world. For many work places the embarrassment of doing something wrong or falling prey to a prank pulled by an elder colleague is usually confined to a few people […]

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General Litigation

Top 10 Tips for Young Trial Lawyers

At this time of year, I always think about the new class of lawyers coming to their new jobs at the end of the summer, which also means that those who are already in their legal jobs for a few years will get slowly pushed up the ladder. When I was at Corporation Counsel (The […]