The National Family Law Trial Institute in Houston Whether you are new to the practice of family law and want to develop confidence and experience in the courtroom or you are an experienced litigator seeking to improve your courtroom presence, the National Family Law Trial Institute is the preeminent family law trial skills and family
Family lawyers and financial professionals offer advice on how to prepare for your next trial.
From identifying bias in reports to preparing your witness to building a psychological case in court, here are some great tips on gathering and presenting evidence to support your case.
How do you simplify your case’s “story” into one unified theme – and set it apart from all the other cases on the judge’s docket? The key is word selection.
Bernie Rinella and Donald Schiller discuss how to be “gentlemen advocates” for your clients, particularly during high-stakes and high-conflict divorce case.
We asked five renowned lawyers from the Faculty of the Houston Family Trial Institute to share some of their insights on courtroom skills and strategies.
By Tracy Coenan: A good working relationship between the family lawyer and the financial expert is key to delivering a successful settlement through the written report and oral testimony.
By Randall M. Kessler: Attorneys are often unable to succinctly convey the relevant facts of a case because they become too emotionally invested in the client/outcome.
By Greg Herman: With human dynamics being as complicated as they are, courts need to have wide discretion to allow orders to fit the individual circumstances of each case. In doing so, judges, being human beings, are going to bring their personal life experiences into play as those experiences shape their beliefs and philosophies.
By Margaret Price: What you should consider while handling divorce cases with special needs children.