Most folks under 40 have heard of “netiquette”. That is the behavior for those online, using social networking, etc. For example, be nice, show respect, even to those with whom you may disagree. No name-calling. Well, I can hear you asking what does online etiquette have to do with safety. Glad you asked. The workplace [...]
Client versions don’t always match up with evidence. Sometimes it’s oversight, poor or selective memory, or just plain ignorance. It happens. Legal practitioners always keep this concern in the back of their mind when accepting a case. Too bad there’s no way to “crystal ball” the case before you commence discovery, set depositions, or set [...]
Static electricity. As a child did you ever shuffle your stocking feet on a carpet and then touch someone, a sibling perhaps? Fun huh. Well, at least for one of you. Static electricity is introduced to most of us in this way. But static electricity in the workplace, particularly around flammables and combustibles, presents a [...]
Is a client contacting an expert witness outside of attorney involvement a recipe for unintended consequences?
Your client calls you about a potential litigation situation. And the client is pleased to announce they’ve taken the proactive step of finding and talking to an expert witness. The client likes this expert. They want you, their attorney, to talk to the expert and use them for their case. Is there a real problem [...]