In Episode 22 of May the Record Reflect, Reuben Guttman and J.C. Lore discuss their new book, Pretrial Advocacy, and why modern litigation practices necessitate early, close attention from practitioners. They discuss the interplay of early discovery with the Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure, how law schools are responding to “front-loaded” litigation that often results in fewer jury trials, why public interest law matters, and what’s exciting about pretrial.
This seminar addresses the following:
3:37 The meaning of front-loaded cases
6:16 Effects of Iqbal, Twombly, and Daubert on law practice and teaching advocacy
10:15 Pretrial advocacy at law school
12:14 Is pretrial exciting?
16:56 Settlement versus trial
18:21 Why trials are still important
23:09 Getting to know the rules
29:07 Social media evidence
36:20 What’s lost with settlement
38:22 Public interest practice
41:03 Signature signoff question
To listen to this seminar or to learn more visit https://www.nita.org/s/product/22-pretrial-advocacy-with-reuben-guttman-and-jc-lore/01t4W00000DaKRW
Pretrial Advocacy is the ideal textbook for law school clinics, law school pretrial litigation courses, and practicing lawyers. Both practical and theoretical, it teaches litigation as a process informed by rules and cases, but also by strategic considerations. Its hands-on and accessible text makes it a perfect reference for learning skills and a continuing reference. (Available in print and e-book here.)