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There are many pressures that can push preparation of the jury charge to the bottom of the trial lawyer's to-do list. But resisting them pays dividends in the form of more effective discovery; more s
Civil litigators often overestimate the amount of evidence courts will exclude, writes David K. Bissinger. Fewer trials mean that litigators focus more on the technical rules of exclusion than on the
Direct examination lies at the heart of every trial, says David K. Bissinger. That is where the parties tell their story. But while law libraries abound with books about cross-examination, few writer
In addition to celebrating the past, Texas Lawyer is looking ahead to the next 25 years. Law editor Jacylyn Gardner contacted attorneys to get their thoughts on what the next quarter-century may hold
Trial lawyers like to talk, says David Bissinger. They tend to be extroverted and work hard on figuring out how to talk in trial. They read books on conducting jury selection, cross-examining witness
Law schools use the case method as the core means of teaching law students, says David K. Bissinger, a trial lawyer and partner in Siegmyer, Oshman & Bissinger in Houston. It has enormous value, but
Trial lawyer anxiety has reached an all-time high, with lawyers and judges writing and worrying about the age of the vanishing jury trial. Despite this existential crisis, lawyers have had no better
Lawyers eager for jury trial experience grow weary of writing motions. But like it or not, motions for summary judgment, motions under Daubert, et al. v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. and other m
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