When it comes to trial, what you do outside of the courtroom sets the stage for your performance inside the courtroom. Have you done everything you needed - or will an oversight leave you woefully unprepared at a critical moment? This straightforward trial preparation guide will show you exactly what to do, when, and with practical tips and tricks to help you save time. Boost your preparedness and confidence - register today!
Get a master to-do list with deadlines so you can stay completely on track.
Explore how steps you took earlier in the case can make evidence admission easier (or harder).
Discover what you should be doing in those final days and get tips for calming your nerves.
Anticipate where to be, what to do, and what not to do when the big day has finally arrived.
Thinking Ahead: Discovery and Evidence Best Practices
Your Complete To-Do List and Deadlines
60 Days to Trial
45 Days to Trial
30 Days to Trial
The Final Days
The Day of Trial
Know the Protocol When You Arrive in Court
Practical Tips and Tools to Help You be More Efficient in Trial Preparation
JAMES M. SUSAG is a shareholder with Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd., in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 1995, his commercial and real estate litigation trial practice has focused on franchise; dealer and contract disputes; and real estate, construction, and land use. He has extensive first chair litigation experience representing clients in numerous jury and court trials, domestic and international arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and appeals. Mr. Susag is a member of the Minnesota State, Hennepin County, and Ramsey County bar associations; the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising; and the International Franchise Association. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th, 4th, and 8th Circuits. Mr. Susag earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law.
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