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Every Trial Needs a Theme

Trials are highly organized, adhering to a very specific set of rules and procedures. The trial process itself takes significant time to learn—simply how to do one, how to address the jury, how to make an opening statement, how to introduce evidence, how and when to object to evidence, how to move exhibits into evidence, […]

What is a Deposition and Why Does it Matter?

A deposition is a highly structured, formal legal proceeding involving a case in litigation. A deposition occurs when one side demands that a person on the other side of the case—or an independent witness to events– appear to answer questions. A deposition is a technical, legal process. The proceeding occurs either at a lawyer’s office […]

“Religious” Exemptions- a Matter of Civil Rights

MARY HAFFNER – Discrimination by any other name is still discrimination. Hobby Lobby, Indiana, and other dangerous state laws in the making.

What Are Pleadings and How are They Used?

A pleading is the formal writing that documents your lawsuit’s complaint or answer to a complaint. They are filed with the court and serve as the vehicle towards your recovery or your defense. Pleadings contain causes of action, prayers and affirmative defenses. There are also very specific requirements that must be contained within the pleading—things […]