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Monthly Archives: December 2017

My Interview with Erin Gerstenzang

Posted in Attorney-Client Relationship, Coaching

A new episode of the podcast of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is out. This one features an interview with Atlanta criminal defense attorney Erin Gerstenzang. Erin and I discuss the basics of marketing for lawyers. We discuss her office in a co-working space at Ponce City Market. And my favorite moment was… Continue Reading

New Podcast from GACDL

Posted in News, Uncategorized

The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has a new podcast up. In episode 1, I interview criminal defense attorney and author Jason Sheffield about his new novel. But we get into some other topics such as attorney-client relationships, law practice management, and the good and bad of law school education in America. This was… Continue Reading

In Defense of Expertise

Posted in Attorney-Client Relationship

I recently listened to Sam Harris’s interview with Tom Nichols on Harris’s Waking Up Podcast. Nichols discussed the “Dunning-Kruger Effect.” If there is a zeitgeist for our age, it may well be the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Before I define the Dunning-Kruger Effect, let me describe the setting where you may have experienced it. Most often you… Continue Reading

Taking a Witness’s Testimony by Skype

Posted in Motion for New Trial, Trial Techniques

A couple of weeks ago, I had a critical witness who would be unavailable to attend a hearing. The Court insisted on a particular date, and the expert had travel plans and non-refundable plane tickets. We decided that we would take his testimony by Skype. Moments after making the decision to Skype the witness, I… Continue Reading