Bad Motion v. Good Motion: Motion to Compel

Bad Motion v. Good Motion: Motion to Compel

When writing a motion to compel for a judge, you want to make it persuasive. You don’t want to make it a chore to read. Honorable Randy Wilson, a District Judge out of Texas wrote an article in the Advocate juxtaposing two Motions to Compel. The Bad: In this...
Jury Duty: A Lawyer’s Journey

Jury Duty: A Lawyer’s Journey

A couple of weeks ago I received a summons to serve as a juror. My first one ever. Lawyers usually don’t like jury duty because we almost always get struck. It’s a waste of our time. But as I’m not one to shy away from my civic duty, I committed to...
The Secret Ambition of Every Brief

The Secret Ambition of Every Brief

While researching something completely unrelated, I came upon a brief article by Justice Maria Rivera (First District Court of Appeal, Div. 4, CA) regarding writing briefs for appeals entitled: The Ten Commandments of Brief Writing. Before delving into the “Ten...