2021 January

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Articles in this issue:
An appellate perspective on verdict forms

An appellate perspective on verdict forms

Although often relegated until the end of the trial, crafting a verdict form is among the most important aspects of a trial

Janet R. Gusdorff

2021 January


Kamala and CAALA

Kamala and CAALA

The connection between the VP and the Association

Stuart Zanville

2021 January


The top 10 cases for trial attorneys in personal-injury cases

The top 10 cases for trial attorneys in personal-injury cases

Ten important cases that are repeatedly encountered and can be both a sword and shield

Deborah S. Chang
Nicholas W. Yoka

2021 January


Pandemic communication

Pandemic communication

A round table discussion with stage actors on the challenges in communicating with jurors during a trial in the live COVID courtroom

Katherine James
Alan Blumenfeld
Andrew Caple-Shaw
Kimberly White

2021 January


The closing argument

Creating a masterpiece every time

Jordanna G. Thigpen

2021 January


If the cause is just, I’m all in

I’m a civil rights attorney. I don’t do PI cases

Genie Harrison

2021 January


Welcome 2021!

A Year of Hope and the Opportunity to Give. Join us for the Installation ceremony Jan. 28 on YouTube

2021 January


CAOC: Pushing forward in second year of pandemic with good legislation

CAOC is working on all fronts to heighten the functionality of the courts as we proceed through the pandemic

Nancy Peverini

2021 January


AAJ leads fight to remove tort reform section from COVID-19 relief package

Proposed language would have impacted any med-mal or public-nuisance action even tangentially related to COVID-19

Linda A. Lipsen

2021 January


Cayman County: California’s 59th County

Cayman County: California’s 59th County

The Homestead exemption changed January 1, 2021, protecting many more defendants from the forced sale of their home when facing a judgment

David J. Cook

2021 January


Don’t make your first witness your first mistake

Calling a defense witness as your first witness is a popular idea – and a bad one

Rita Miller

2021 January


Appellate Reports

Daubert error no longer requires new trial as sole remedy

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2021 January


The added value of a private investigator in a motor-vehicle case

What you don’t learn from a police report may be just what you need to prove liability and identify other defendants

Harry Kazakian

2021 January


The recipe for success

The missing ingredient so often is proper evaluation of the case for trial: should this case be tried?

Steve Vartazarian

2021 January


Opening statements

What works and what doesn’t

Tamara Freeze

2021 January


Trying your case during the COVID-19 pandemic

A loss at a medical malpractice trial leads to useful introspection on the value and challenges of going to trial in this time of COVID

Benjamin Ikuta
Jason Argos

2021 January


Virtual trial – virtually the same

Virtual trial – virtually the same

A look at practical lessons learned in completing a virtual trial

Jamie Goldstein

2021 January


The defense expert cross-examination

The defense expert cross-examination

Their expert isn’t actually that cool. Help the jury to see that

Case Barnett

2021 January


The immediate future of jury trials

The immediate future of jury trials

As civil jury trials resume, they will likely rely on Zoom and similar video-conferencing for all or part of the proceedings

Neville L. Johnson
Douglas Johnson

2021 January

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