Entries by jpjames

Objecting To An Improper Comment During Closing Argument

[Excerpted from Trial Objections, by R. Rogge Dunn] The trial is winding down. You have called your witnesses; cross-examined your opponent’s witnesses; and presented your experts. Now it is time for closing arguments. While you may be tempted to relax and let down your guard while your opponent sums up his case, you must remain […]

How to Make An Effective Harassment Complaint

Help Your Client Report Sexual Harassment Most employers have a sexual harassment policy, which includes a reporting procedure.  Nonetheless, many employees fail to report harassment either because it is uncomfortable; or because they fear retaliation from the harasser or the employer; or because they simply do not know how to go about doing it. You […]

Life Insurance as an Estate Planning Tool: A Primer

Excerpted from Asset Protection Strategies by Alan R. Eber, Dustin Nichols and Mark Ziebold For attorneys who have not obtained their life insurance licenses, the world of life insurance can often be an intimidating arena because life insurance agents can seemingly make the numbers do whatever’s necessary to make a sale.  Attorneys who practice in […]

Overcoming Criminal Inadmissibility to Canada

By Marisa Feil* Before travelling to Canada, individuals with a criminal history should verify their entry status because even seemingly minor offenses (e.g., a DUI) can render an individual inadmissible. Per Canadian immigration rules, criminally inadmissible individuals are not allowed to enter Canada for any reason without special authorization from Canadian immigration. Criminal inadmissibility to […]

Meet the Author — Scott Riemer

Scott Riemer is the author of An Attorney’s Guide to ERISA Disability Claims, an essential resource that gives you the specialized knowledge you need to thoroughly prepare ERISA disability claims through both the initial application process and the insurance company’s appeal process. In this Q&A, he shares about his experience working in long-term disability law. To […]

Defense Expert Testimony in Pistorius Trial Discounted as Unreliable | Free Form Inside!

In the trial of Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympian accused of murdering his model girlfriend, media and the prosecution severely reproached an expert witness for providing unsubstantiated expert testimony. Pistorius Defense Team’s Expert Testimony Contradicts Elements of Athlete’s Story Expert witness Roger Dixon, a former policeman whose expertise lies in forensic geology, reportedly testified in […]

Meet the Author — Thomas R. Eineman

Thomas R. Eineman was a James B. Angell Scholar at the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with High Distinction in 1979. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 1985. Mr. Eineman is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar. He […]

Paltrow and Martin Agree on Joint Custody After Their “Conscious Uncoupling” | Free Gift Inside

Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin have  announced their divorce and dubbed it a conscious uncoupling. While the buzz phrase wasn’t invented by Paltrow, she certainly has thrust it into the general public’s view. The process reportedly involves a transition from sorrow to peace and helps free the involved parties from their trauma. However, the […]