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Insights and Observations of Trial Court Research Attorneys: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Internal Operations of Law and Motion Departments

ISBN: 9780314287779
Publisher: Thomson Reuters Westlaw
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
Number of pages: 160
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Insights and Observations of Trial Court Research Attorneys sheds light on the decision-making process and working procedures in law and motion departments of California trial courts. Written by a former trial court research attorney, with contributions from colleagues who have also served in that capacity, the book reveals the little-known but critical role of trial court research attorneys, and their relationships with the judges who hear and determine law and motion matters.

These former trial court research attorneys offer insider advice, tips, and insights for improving law and motion submissions, while also highlighting tactical and substantive mistakes and abuses they encountered on a regular basis. Their recommendations, observations, and admonitions are well illustrated with anecdotal case studies and redacted workup excerpts, all of which underscore a central theme: Adversarial tactics intended for the opposing party can (and do) complicate a court research attorney's job, impede resolution of the substantive issues, and create negative impressions of counsel and their positions. Insights and Observations of Trial Court Research Attorneys is an invaluable resource for those just beginning their careers as litigators, as well as for experienced practitioners who would like to fine-tune their law and motion techniques and skills.


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