Professor James L. McElhaney is well known to any student of trial practice. Here's how the ABA Section of Litigation introduces him in its Spotlight on McElhaney:
The most widely read author on trial practice in the United States today, Professor McElhaney writes two regular columns on evidence and trial techniques: "Trial Notebook," which appears quarterly in Litigation journal, and the award-winning "Litigation," which appears monthly in the ABA Journal.
Professor McElhaney is recognized for his continuing contributions to the education of trial advocates. He has appeared in video and audio programs for the American Bar Association and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has given more than 600 seminars, speeches and workshops on evidence, procedure and trial practice in every one of the 50 U.S. states and throughout Canada.
It's easy to get weekly tips from James McElhaney sent directly to your email inbox. Just sign up at the McElhaney subscription page. This week's tip, which was sent to me by a reader, is titled "While You're Picking a Jury, They're Picking a Lawyer." It's four paragraphs of good advice, but you have to be signed up to receive it: the practice tips aren't available directly on the web.