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Monthly Archives: May 2012

An Update to the Typography Post

Posted in Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia, Writing

This week, I received an email from Don Roch at Bowers & Roch in Canton, Georgia, in response to a post on a CLE talk I gave on typography. He took issue with my claim that, in Georgia appellate courts, you are stuck with Courier New 12 or Times New Roman 14. Don did a… Continue Reading

Trial Objections are no Substitute for an Appellate Strategy

Posted in Preservation of Error

The Lawyerist wrote an evocative post last week about when and how to object at trial. In it, Andy Mergendahl notes that “Objecting at times other than when absolutely necessary to keep crucial inadmissible evidence out will really hurt you.” He advises, instead, to handle as many objections as possible as motions in limine. What… Continue Reading