Last week was packed full of advocacy. On Wednesday, Howard argued at the Supreme Court while I tried a 3-day civil non-jury case (a declaratory action, so no jury), and...
Partner Howard Srebnick Argued Asset Seizure Before the United States Supreme Court
October 17, 2013 Criminal Defense WGomez
On March 18, 2013, a Petition for Writ of Certiorari was granted in the case of United States v. Kaley, U.S. Supreme Court Case No. 12-464. Howard Srebnick, a Partner...
Final Argument: Edgar Lee Masters
October 9, 2013 Clarence Darrow Roy Black
How does a poet fit into this series? Edgar Lee masters was not an ivory tower academic – he was a lawyer who advocated for the poor and powerless just...
Roy Black to Judge UM Moot Court Competition – Sunday, October 20, 2013
October 8, 2013 UM Law School WGomez
Roy Black to Judge UM Moot Court Competition on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Final Argument: Electronic Presentations
September 30, 2013 Demonstrative Evidence Roy Black
Modern juries, spoiled by TV and CSI, want to see the evidence not just listen to a talking head describing it. This link takes you to a creation (not a...
Final Argument: Verbal Tics
September 24, 2013 Final Arguments Roy Black
I watch Sports Center almost every morning while getting dressed. Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, in an interview, said “y’know” – 72 times in three minutes. Yes I counted...
Final Argument: Olbermann
September 16, 2013 Criminal Defense Roy Black
Henry Ward Beecher: “Not until human nature is other than what it is, will the function of the living voice -- the greatest force on earth among men -- cease...
Final Argument: Classroom Training
"If ever there was a country where eloquence was a power, it is the United States." 8 Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson 128 (1883). Nowhere is...
Failure to Practice
July 29, 2013 George Zimmerman Roy Black
Preparation: More is better. Much more is much better. You never get to a point where you can let up. Never. --Tom Peters
July 2, 2013 Criminal Defense Roy Black
This is one of my favorite quotes: “You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who...