1. Doing Wonderful Things With Technology: Olson & O’Connor’s Electronic Discovery For Small Cases

    The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. --Bill Gates Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you ha…Read More

  2. Still Trying to Win: Stern & Saltzburg’s Trying Cases to Win, And Other Resources for Success

    Good heavens, are you still trying to win? You’ve got an over-developed sense of vengeance. It’s going to get you in trouble someday. ----Count Rugen, The Princess Bride (1987) This month, we will focus on being effective in and out of the divorce and family law courtroom. The resources availabl…Read More

  3. And the Truth Shall Set You Free: Ravdin’s Premarital Agreements And Turner & Morgan’s Attacking and Defending Marital Agreements

    Fletcher: Uh, huh, and it says here you were born in 1964, but that's not true either is it? Is it! Samantha: No. Fletcher: Please tell the court what's on your birth certificate under Date of Birth. Dana: Your honor, I object. What does this have to do with anything? Judge Stevens: Overruled. Mrs. …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. This is Not a Conversation: Daniel Small’s Preparing Witnesses, 3rd Edition

    Col. Jessep: You want answers? Kaffee: I think I'm entitled. Col. Jessep: You want answers? Kaffee: I want the truth! Col. Jessep: You can’t handle the truth! --A Few Good Men (1992) To be clear, Daniel Small’s Preparing Witnesses honors the fundamental principle that a witness always tell the t…Read More

  8. Welcome to Sarnacki Law Firm!

    Divorce and family law can present the toughest challenges for clients and lawyers alike. Often, the parties involved are hurting, angry, unhappy, and afraid. Emotions run high, and a trusted third-party is required to bring some calm to the swirling storm. David Sarnacki concentrates his practice o…Read More