Category Archives: Trials

Trial for the Terrified

By Dan Portnov I’ll make a confession: I am not a trial attorney. If you need a Johnny Cochran or Benjamin Brafman-type courtroom wizard, I’m not your guy and I never will be. Still… I love trial. I’ve done several … Continue reading

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What’s in My Trial Bag?

I’m in trial this week in a white-collar criminal case. Since I couldn’t manage to find the time to write a substantive post, I thought I’d write instead about something  practical: what I bring with me to court when I’m … Continue reading

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What’s a Mistrial?

Late in the afternoon of September 5, 2018, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth declared a mistrial in the second trial of Nicholas Slatten. The jury had been deliberating for a remarkable 16 (!) days when it sent a note … Continue reading

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What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer, If You Are a Woman

When I saw the title of the recent article in The Atlantic by Lara Bazelon, “What It Takes To Be a Trial Lawyer, If You’re Not a Man,” I couldn’t wait to read it. I’m a trial lawyer. I’m also … Continue reading

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