Reprise: That Checklist Thing

Great Trial Prep and Trial Checklists from Chancellor Larry Primeaux of the 12th Chancery District of Mississippi. He has a resourceful blog about all things Chancery, Mississippi History and the occasional recipe.

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Reprise replays posts from the past that you may find useful today.

UPDATED CHECKLIST OF CHECKLISTS

May 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Proving your case by proving certain factors is a fact of legal life in Mississippi.  I’ve referred to it as trial by checklist.  If you’re not putting on proof of the factors when they apply in your case, you are wasting your and the court’s time, as well as your client’s money, and you are committing malpractice to boot. 

Many lawyers have told me that they print out these checklists and use them at trial.  I encourage you to copy these checklists and use them in your trial notebooks.  And while you’re at it, you’re free to copy any post for your own personal use, but not for commercial use.  Lawyers have told me that they are building notebooks tabbed with various subjects and inserting copies of…

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