Institute for Paralegal Education
eNewsletter February 2013
Volume 7, Issue 4

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Tools of the Trade

First Time's the Chart - Tips on How to Set Up Complex Litigation Matters So You Get Them on the Right Track from the Start
guest author: Oliver M. Gierke

While it goes without saying that any litigation matter, no matter how large or small, needs to be set up properly to move a case along appropriately and represent the client diligently, it is even more so when dealing with complex litigation matters. 

Almost from the start, complex litigations tend to take on a life of their own. While it is possible to "go back" and "fix" some of the below mentioned points in smaller litigations, the sheer volume of documents (correspondence, court filings and discovery, collections and productions) and information (deadlines, due dates, service and distribution lists) makes it very difficult if not impossible to retrace ones steps and attempt to create any missing pieces while the litigation continues to move along. The risk of a never-ending avalanche will haunt you.

Here are some tips to put in place at the beginning in order to avoid such a fate:

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Quick Tips

Demonstrative Evidence: Choosing Your Technological Direction
guest author: Steven D. Settles

Some trials require no visual aids, or a simple flip chart or exhibit board. Other trials require only slides, i.e. - Power Point presentation. Document intensive cases and cases involving significant exposure can be best presented through an electronic trial presentation.  Here some ways to help determine the technological direction to use for a case:

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