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How to Prepare For a Deposition in a Personal Injury Case

Six months ago, you were in a car accident on Macon Street in McDonough. Another vehicle struck you from behind, and since then you have suffered from excruciating back pain. Today, you received a notice of deposition – what does that mean?
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Molly Parmer: A Key Advocate for the Underdog

Encouraged at an early age by her nonconformist parents to question authority and to be wary of the dangers of biased legal practices, Molly Parmer was born to be a criminal defense attorney, fiercely fighting for the rights of the marginalized and underrepresented. She shares how her non-traditional upbringing influenced her legal career, which spans from public defender at the state level to a federal criminal defender and eventually owning her own practice in Atlanta, GA where she continues to fight for the underdogs.
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How Troubled Blood Can Help Lawyers

Cormoran Strike, the private dective in the book Troubled Blood, has a few things to teach lawyers about litigation and discovery.
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Advice For Lawyers: Thoughts on How Clients and Witnesses Should Dress for Court

Expert advice from an attorney and what he shares with his clients and what you should be doing as well.
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A Lawyer’s Guide to Reducing Anxiety through Practiced Mindfulness

Episode Synopsis: In her best-selling book, The Anxious Lawyer, co-author Jeena Cho offers guidance for lawyers looking to improve their mental health and practice of law through the use of mindfulness and meditation. Cho discusses why the dynamics and training most attorneys receive fail them in the long run and provides successful coaching techniques she…
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The 3 Best Tools Attorneys Use

Lester Tate joined me on my most recent podcast episode of The Advocate’s Key to discuss a variety of topics. A few months in as a podcaster and I am just beginning to see the value of these monthly conversations.
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A Lawyer’s Look at Unconventional Advice About Being Unconventional

Over the holidays I had lunch with a law student. The setting was perfect — great food and excellent cocktails. She had great questions about legal practice and the conversation was delightful, although there was one topic that stood out and I wanted to share it with you.
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The Political Nature of Successful Legal Advocacy With Lester Tate

Lester Tate, former President of the State Bar of Georgia and former Chair of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, discusses his career as a trial lawyer, the current state of judicial ethics, and the often political nature of successful advocacy. Since 1996, Lester has practiced as a shareholder in Akin & Tate, Georgia's oldest continuing law firm, and offers his advice to new and future attorneys, including the one job he believes best prepared him for a career in law.
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How We Won the Rice v. The State Case

The trial was not starting out well at all. At the end of a half-day of motions, I had won exactly zero. All my motions had been overruled. All of the State’s had been granted.
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Responsible Use of Social Media with Judge Stephen Dillard

Judge Stephen Dillard, the "Twitter Laureate of Georgia" and Presiding Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, shares how he has leveraged social media to bring transparency to his role at the court, and explains how lawyers can use social media responsibly and effectively to virtually mentor law students and to educate the public on the practice of law.

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