The Art of Conflict pairs each of five previously published articles on practical lawyering advice by an esteemed trial attorney with a fictional short story by an award-winning author-attorney on the same theme as that article. The essays, on topics such as cross-examination, provide keen insight into the practical side of the law. The short stories add genuine drama and some humor to the difficult practical lawyering issues all attorneys must fact.
What exactly are the magical powers of the courtroom clerks--especially as compared to the black-robed figure wielding the gavel. Is the term "ethical trial lawyer" an oxymoron? When it comes to a winning courtroom strategy, is there more than one way to skin that cat? And what about that dreaded term "judicial activism"? What happens in the courtroom when judicial activism spring to life? For fans of legal thrillers, this book offers a unique and compelling mixture of fiction and reality.