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Author Archives: John Cord

Learning to love Word 2010

In the past few years, many lawyers have migrated from WordPerfect to Word. Back in school I was a Word guy, but we used WordPerfect in my first legal job. As time went on, my firm realized that much of ...

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Back to basics: Avoidable losses

It was a simple district court case. Minimal damages, but hotly contested liability. I had my client and a witness. The defendant corporation brought their store manager to trial. Like many cases, this one boiled down to a single issue. ...

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Amendment of pleadings

Technology should make our lives easier. I have only used typewriters a handful of times in my life, but I love hearing from older attorneys about how difficult it was to type up a pleading — make an error, and that ...

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The comedy of trial dates

I was in Baltimore City Circuit Court last week for a half-day trial. Actually, I was in Baltimore City Circuit Court the week before for a half-day trial. There’s this Seinfeld episode that I love. (I know what you’re thinking ...

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