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In House

David and Goliath concept.

Deposing the Giant Under the Apex Doctrine

By Jake Evans, Thompson Hine |

Many jurisdictions have adopted a unique test called the Apex Doctrine to examine the permissibility of apex depositions.

Jury box.  2-9-11.  Photo by Jason Doiy...

Will Trials Ever Return?

By Amanda Farahany, Barrett & Farahany |

The vanishing trial may be the most important issue facing our civil justice system today. It deserves our continued attention.

How to Speed Up and Streamline Your Next Arbitration

By Henry R. Chalmers and Rebecca Lunceford Kolb, Arnall Golden Gregory |

The Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act streamlines the process for initiating arbitrations, sets tight deadlines for concluding them, automatically confirms arbitration awards and provides speedy resolution of any challenges directly to the Delaware Supreme Court.

In Practice

Randy Evans, left, and Shari Klevens, right.

Legal Malpractice Claims Level Off as Conflicts and Cyber Claims Rise

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens, Dentons US |

In light of these trends, law firms may wish to consider taking steps such as shoring up conflicts protocols, addressing technology security protocols and investigating cyber liability insurance to help avoid becoming a malpractice statistic.

Randy Evans, left, and Shari Klevens, right.

Three Tips for Handling the Difficult Decision to Downsize

By Randy Evans and Shari L. Klevens, Dentons US |

When downsizing becomes necessary, it can be an extremely difficult and emotional process. However, a messy breakup benefits no one. Law firms can instead invest the time and resources to help ensure a smooth transition for the departing attorneys and staff.

Three Tips for Avoiding Social Media Conflicts

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens, Dentons US |

While social media can be a valuable marketing tool, careless attorneys can undermine the benefits of social media in the time it takes to tweet.

In Recess

Gregg Allman

Mourning Gregg Allman, a Lawyer Looks Back and Writes

By Rex Smith, Henning Mediation and Arbitration Services |

A "semi-autobiographical" essay with people from his past—and concerts they attended—mixed into composite characters and composite anecdotes captures Georgia's Southern rock heritage.

In Service

L-R Jaime Davis and Stephanie Biddle.

Few Legal Endeavors Are As Rewarding as Potentially Saving a Client's Life

By Jaime E. Davis, King & Spalding Stephanie B. Biddle, Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers |

One of the first things lawyers learn in domestic violence training at the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation is that intimate partner violence can occur in any relationship, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or education level. Two lawyers saw that firsthand.

Richard Farnsworth, Farnsworth Law, LLC.

A Lawyer Counts the Victims in Family Violence Cases

By Richard G. Farnsworth, Farnsworth Law |

Representing a survivor of battery can pose challenges that differ from other domestic litigation—including vicarious trauma and stres.

Law Inc.

Letter to the Editor

'Apex Doctrine' Is a Tool For Defense Industry, Lawyer Writes

The "apex doctrine" is another of those tools first created by the defense industry to stymie discovery of evidence.

Health Care Law Changes Will Pose Tough Questions

If the fallout from Congress' not-yet-determined decision on health care results in cuts to Medicaid, how will the state decide who can't receive that assistance?

Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of Judge William O'Kelley

Brian D. "Buck" Rogers, as president of the State Bar of Georgia, writes in remembrance of Senior U.S. District Judge William C. O'Kelley of Murrayville on his recent passing.

Technology

Verdicts and Settlements

Top Verdicts & Settlements

Georgia's Top Verdicts & Settlements of 2016 lists the highest grossing cases in the state as reported by VerdictSearch, an affiliate publication of the Daily Report.