February 2017

22 Feb 17

Contract drafting guru Ken Adams has a non-disclosure agreement template that is (in Ken's words) "way better than anything else out there. And I wager it’s way better than anything a company could create on their own or have a law firm create."
Ken explains the steps needed to purchase this – a process Ken describes as "custom-commodity drafting":

03 Feb 17
If you haven't checked out the TV series Goliath (Amazon Prime), you're missing out. Billy Bob Thornton plays Billy McBride, a badass but disgraced trial lawyer excommunicated from the massive firm that he founded. The show is about how Billy plots his attempt at redemption and revenge.

There's a scene in which Billy is prepping a deponent, his own witness, and conveys his five rules for depositions (full transcript):

But look, a deposition's not rocket science. There's a way to deal with them. You know? There's really five simple rules.

When they ask you a question, if you don't understand it, just ask them to repeat it. All right.