1. The Fundamental Tool: The 12 Secrets of Persuasive Argument

    It cannot be denied, indeed, that there have been great lawyers, who were not great, orators; as there have been great orators, who were not great lawyers. But it must be admitted at the same time, that, when both characters are united in the same person, human genius has approached as near perfecti…Read More

  2. Arriving at the Simple: Herman’s 101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer

    “The solutions all are simple . . . after you have arrived at them. But they're simple only when you know already what they are.” --Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) If you've missed 15 years of ABA Family Law Section Annual Meetings, it's okay. We now have a 702…Read More

  3. Income and Asset Discovery: Zuckerman’s Tax Return

    “The United States has a system of taxation by confession.” --Hugo Black “Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.” --Oscar Wilde Cashflow, cash basis, capital gain, inventory, income, gross receipts, profit, accounts receivable, ali…Read More

  4. This Rather Lengthy Tome: Stephen Easton’s Attacking Adverse Experts

    The record is redolent with familiar dogmatic assertions by experts equally confident of contradictory contentions. --Justice Felix Frankfurter (Railroad Comm'n v. Rowan & Nichols Oil Co., 310 U.S. 573, 583 (1940)). Stephen Easton is a civil trial attorney, and civil trial attorneys encounter ex…Read More