Pens for Lawyers

I write a lot.  Computers are great, but there's just something about putting pen to paper that is really satisfying.  Because I spend so much time putting pen to paper, I am constantly on the lookout for good day-to-day pens.  I'm not fond of fountain pens, like I'm not fond of riding horses around town, but I do really like a good rollerball or gel pen.  I try lots of pens, and I've come across one recently that I really enjoy using. It's the Uniball Signo .38 tip pen. What so nice about this pen?  It writes smoothly, but has a thin line and doesn't skip. And it's comfortable in my hand for long stretches of time.  It's become my go-to pen for notes.  I like the dark blue, but it comes … [Continue reading]

Evidence and Advocacy

Many trial advocacy books focus on things like juror psychology, theming, framing, sequencing, point of view, and other aspects of presenting your case to the jury.  The focus paid to all these things often demotes the most important part of the … [Continue reading]

Don’t Eat The Bruises

You could fill a large bookshelf with books on trial advocacy.  Yet the number of civil trials seems to be on the decline, and has been for probably a decade or more.  Could it be that there's an inverse relationship between the number of trial … [Continue reading]

Book suggestion for trial lawyers

I have and likely always will be fond of those who don't follow the crowd, those who seek excellence above popularity.  And I especially enjoy reading books about those who earn real accomplishments in their own unique way.  That's why I like reading … [Continue reading]