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Client’s Misunderstanding of Litigation – Part 1

Litigation is often the Focus in Law School Many students graduate from law school without significant experience in the courtroom. And many of their classes have been taught using the Socratic method using appellate cases for discussions to understand the analysis and the logic employed by the justices to support their final opinions. So, though […]

Lawyer – Attorney; What is the difference?

What is the difference between a “lawyer” and an “attorney” or is there a difference? Years ago, a student in Georgia told me that he was clerking for a judge. Routinely, the judge would refer to lawyers and attorneys in a manner that seemed to imply that they were different? He didn’t want to share […]

Barriers To Communication – The Blockers

    One technique I use to train students, in my law school clinical program for estate planning, is how to be more effective when counseling their clients. This was shared with me by a highly respected colleague. It consists of two sets of blocks pictured in the photo to the right. My students counsel […]

Google Scholar and Other Free Legal Research Options

  It is surprising to me how many law students and solos are not familiar with Google Scholar! Although, it has its limitations, it is very user friendly. It does not require password access and it includes many resources that you cannot access through Westlaw or Lexis. From a cost effective standpoint, it would seem […]

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