Casemaker4 is an online legal research system that lawyers in many states (such as Maine, New Hampshire and others) can access for free through their bar association memberships. Casemaker updated its entire platform and re-launched it as Casemaker4 on June 5, 2019. Casemaker4 includes a variety of legal research resources:
Cases, statutes, session laws, codes, court rules, rules, and regu
Taking high-quality adverse depositions is the most important teachable litigation skill. Taking a high-quality adverse deposition requires the conscientious application of an integrated set of logical cross-examination rules, the very set of rules that law schools should have offered to their students in a full-semester course, and litigation law firms should have taught their newbies (and their
Internet Legal Research on a Budget directs lawyers to useful and reliable free (and low-cost) resources and explains how to use them effectively. This edition has updated information about resources discussed in the first edition, new resources, and expanded chapters on Casemaker and Fastcase.
How many times have you thought you prepared a witness perfectly only to have that witness fail – either just a little, or completely and disastrously? Do your problem witnesses keep you awake at night? Do some witnesses affect YOUR performance?
You are not alone. Every attorney knows exactly what a “star witness” looks like, acts like, and performs like. A star witness is...
Microsoft Word includes powerful tools to create the highly formatted documents attorneys must create. Microsoft Word combines font and paragraph formatting into something called Styles. Styles are applied to all text whether you want them or not; and there is no way to turn off the feature.
If you’ve got an hour to invest, you can improve your contracts by 100%, because one simple step can produce powerful results. In contract drafting it's important to know which terminology is most reliable.
In this program, we'll consider 10 ways you can immediately improve your drafting simply by developing a consistent system for signaling specific legal ...
The implications of speedy trial can be dramatic and severe, since the case gets dismissed when a speedy-trial violation has occurred. This presentation will discuss the sources of “speedy trial” protection, both constitutional and statutory, and how they operate, and will address key pitfalls for the prosecutor to avoid.
Presentation will cover these areas:
Winning the lottery means nothing if you lose the winning ticket before you get to the lottery agent. Similarly, obtaining a guilty verdict after a long and exhausting trial is worthless if your appellate brief cannot persuade an appellate court to affirm the jury’s verdict. You do not want to try a case a second time after having a case reversed on appeal.
Warrantless Searches and Seizures
The State has the burden of proving that a search or seizure was reasonable under the Fourth Amendment when they do not obtain a search warrant. This presentation will review seizures, consent searches, hot pursuit, exigent circumstances and other exceptions to the search warrant requirement. We will also discuss how a police officer and prosecutor ca
A prosecutor has the responsibility of a minister of justice and not simply that of an advocate. Seeking justice is about seeking the right result in each case. In some instances, this means declining to prosecute a case
where the evidence does not support that a defendant committed the crime and in other cases this means that a prosecutor faced with newly discovered evidence that an innocent