Personal injury cases are getting increasingly more difficult to win, despite hearing about the occasional “big wins.” Why might that be? It’s due in large part to current conservative politics, resulting in changes in laws that affect personal injury cases. These changes come in the form of restrictions that limit how a Plaintiff and his attorney can prove his claim in court.
All of those high ideals that the pamphlet listed won’t be achieved by anyone if people don’t understand that learning those ideals means winning at life! For example, subtract the desire to win from the quality of persistence. Where’s the inspiration to stay the course if achieving something is irrelevant? People aren’t going to make an effort if they have no final goal. It’s hard to muster up any motivation when there’s nothing to be achieved.
It is one thing that Colbert, who also announced a bid for the presidency in 2008, doesn’t know where the line between reality and fantasy is, but one would expect the members of Congress to know better. Some of them obviously do. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) tweeted upon learning that Colbert would testify, “What a joke. All the serious issues [we have], and we have Colbert as an ‘Expert consultants.'” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) was equally skeptical of the wisdom of inviting a celebrity with no real background on the topic to appear before Congress.
There is a bit of a catch-22 when it comes to experts in trial. The problem is each side gets one. As you might imagine, the expert for each side tends to have a very different opinion than the one on the other side. Given the complexity of some cases, many lawyers feel the outcome often boils down to which expert the jury finds the most agreeable. That can sometimes lead to very poor results.
Time has run out and you must go in right now and ask for the raise. You know your boss is angry because your associate just lost a contract/sad because her son just got turned down at Harvard. Do you know it’s important to change her mood, and do you know how to do it?
If a lawyer asks you something that starts with “isn’t it true that…,” that lawyer is trying to lead you. If a lawyer starts a question with “you’ve said that…” and follows it immediately with another question, think carefully about his opening gambit. Though he might only have rephrased something you said previously, he rephrased for his own benefit. You may have to proper his rephrasing before responding to his new question.
Actress REN HANAMI joins the cast this time around, voicing a ‘secret’ character and bringing to life several others, including Capitol Citizen #3, Officer Geld, Wiress Zurn and Mags.
For example, “have you stopped embezzling from your employer?” Even though it sounds like a single question, this question has two parts; namely, whether you were embezzling previously, and whether you are still embezzling. Again, listen carefully. Ask for a restatement of the question if you are confused or suspect wordplay. If you can identify a question as compound, simply say so and ask for a clarification.