Focus Groups as a Trial-Preparation Tool | Elizabeth Larrick
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
6d ago
Preparation is the key to winning at trial, and focus groups are a powerful tool for ensuring that a case is trial-ready. In this episode of the Texas Appellate Law Podcast, hosts Todd Smith and Jody Sanders visit with Austin-based trial lawyer and consultant Elizabeth Larrick of the Larrick Law Firm. Elizabeth shares her passion for helping lawyers prepare for trial using focus groups and jury feedback, detailing her journey from practicing personal injury law to becoming a trial consultant. Tune in to learn how focus groups can enhance trial readiness and help lead to successful outcomes. L ..read more
Visit website
Tips for Persuasive Legal Writing | Luther Munford
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
2w ago
Lawyers are professional writers, and the ability to write persuasively is more important than ever. In this episode, Luther Munford, an appellate expert and former law professor, joins Todd Smith and Jody Sanders for an insightful discussion on the principles of persuasive legal writing. Luther emphasizes the importance of ethos, logos, and pathos in crafting compelling arguments, while also advocating for brevity and clarity to aid with comprehension. Drawing from his extensive experience, Luther offers practical advice on structuring briefs effectively and avoiding common pitfalls. Tune in ..read more
Visit website
Winning Cases on Legal Issues Before and During Trial
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
1M ago
As civil trials become more expensive and less frequent, proactive attorneys should look for ways to streamline or end their cases before trial. Luckily, both Texas statutes and court rules provide some helpful tools. In this episode Todd Smith and Jody Sanders discuss ways parties can address legal issues before, during, and after trial that can simplify or dispose of a case. This episode offers practitioners effective ways to save their clients time, money, and the stress and uncertainty litigation creates. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! A special thanks ..read more
Visit website
Navigating Federal Tort Claims on a National Scale | Tom Jacob
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
2M ago
Suing the federal government can be a daunting task. In this episode, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders sit down with Tom Jacob, a partner at National Trial Law in Austin, Texas, to discuss the intricacies of litigating cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Tom highlights the groundbreaking Sutherland Springs mass-shooting case, in which his firm secured a $230 million verdict against the Air Force. He also shares insights into the role of technology in legal practice, including how he leverages his coding skills to streamline his work. Join us for an engaging conversation about the intersection ..read more
Visit website
Why Judges Should Take the Legal Accountability Project Pledge | Judge Doug Nazarian & Aliza Shatzman
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
2M ago
Judicial clerkships can provide unparalleled access and prestige to young lawyers just entering practice. But because the judiciary requires confidentiality and secrecy to operate properly, often law students don’t know what to expect. The Legal Accountability Project is working to change that by making the system more transparent for law schools and law students. In this episode, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders explore the Legal Accountability Project’s goals in a discussion with LAP founder Aliza Shatzman and board member Appellate Court of Maryland Judge Doug Nazarian. They discu ..read more
Visit website
How Lawyers Should Approach Implementing AI into Their Practices | Tim Armstrong
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
4M ago
Artificial intelligence is a technological evolution that’s reshaping the future of law. But its rapid ascent contains both benefits and potential pitfalls for the unwary. In this episode, former Vinson & Elkins executive Tim Armstrong visits with Todd Smith and Jody Sanders about the evolving landscape of AI and its potential impact on the legal profession. Tim covers ways AI can change day-to-day tasks, like managing documents and conducting research and discovery. He also shares his personal experience from several decades of watching the shift from traditional pract ..read more
Visit website
Handling Post-Conviction Death Penalty Cases Pro Bono | McKenzie Edwards
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
5M ago
Finding a career in the law and finding something you’re passionate about don’t always intersect. But McKenzie Edwards, a trial lawyer with Cleveland | Krist PLLC in Austin, has managed to do both. Starting in law school, she saw the inconsistent and nebulous rules concerning how and when a state seeks the death penalty. This inspired her to represent defendants in death penalty cases. Through pro bono, she’s managed to continue that practice, while also working on civil cases. In this episode, McKenzie joins Jody Sanders and Todd Smith to discuss her perspectives on the death penalty and how ..read more
Visit website
Addiction and the Recovery Journey for Lawyers | Brian Cuban
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
5M ago
Mental health struggles and addiction are more common than we realize, especially among attorneys. In this episode, Brian Cuban, author of The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, delves into addiction and the recovery journey for lawyers. As an advocate for mental health awareness and recovery, Brian shares his personal story, which includes psychiatric struggles, in-patient treatment facilities, and jail. He also covers his experience as an author and his shift into writing fiction. Tune in to this inspiring episode for a roadmap to finding the point of acceptance ..read more
Visit website
Addiction And The Recovery Journey For Lawyers | Brian Cuban
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
6M ago
Most people struggle with mental health issues. To cope with that trauma, sometimes people go downhill into addiction. In this episode, Brian Cuban, the author of The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, delves into addiction and the recovery journey for lawyers. As an advocate of mental health awareness and recovery, he shares how he managed to trek into that challenging journey of having significant mental health issues and going on trips to psychiatric facilities and jail. He also shares his story as an author and his shift into writing fiction. If you want to fin ..read more
Visit website
Emerging Ethical Issues For Lawyers Using AI | Derek Bauman
Texas Appellate Law Podcast
by Todd Smith & Jody Sanders
6M ago
Artificial intelligence is rapidly evolving and is beginning to impact almost every aspect of our lives. The legal industry is no exception, and numerous ethical issues have emerged as a result. In this episode, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders explore the ups and downs of lawyers using generative AI with Derek Bauman of Feldman and Feldman in Houston. Derek emphasizes the importance of understanding AI's limitations and the ethical implications of using it. Using real-life examples, he also delves into the consequences of relying too heavily on AI-generated content in court submissions. Love the ..read more
Visit website

Follow Texas Appellate Law Podcast on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR