10 Trial Practice Blogs Worth Bookmarking

“The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries” –Clarence Darrow

While I cannot personally confirm that Darrow said this, nor do I necessarily agree, there is no question that trial lawyers represent a very special & unique segment of the legal profession. And becoming a great trial lawyer seems to me to be a mix of great skill, made up of practice, and—to some extent—talent.

For those of you who have been looking, you probably have found that getting helpful trial practice information from the web can be quite a challenge. While there are a lot of sites out there that claim to talk trial practice, there are far fewer that consistently provide tangible information for lawyers looking to hone their trial practice ninja skills.


So what is an aspiring Clarence Darrow to do? I recommend checking out some trial practice blogs. Fortunately, there are at least a handful of trial lawyers that are committed to regularly blogging helpful information on the subject of trial practice.

I offer this list merely as a starting point for your consideration. These 10 are by no means the only trial practice blogs out there, nor the only ones worth reading. Here are 10 that might be worth adding to your reader:

Reading, following, commenting, and sourcing these trial practice blogs may or may not help you become a better trial lawyer. However, I’m pretty confident you will learn something interesting about trial practice. You might even meet a new colleague, or mentor. Do you regularly follow any of these trial blogs? Do you know or have you worked with their authors? What are some good ones that are missing?

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  • Gyi,

    This is the kind of post that I love because it encourages people to look beyond the “usual suspects” blogs for ideas and inspiration.

    • Yeah, it seems to me that trial practice blogs don’t get attention deserving their value. A couple of the ones that I mentioned above have great stuff and you just don’t hear about them as frequently.

  • For those interested in the blend of technology and trial, I’d also suggest Court Technology and Trial Presentation:
    http://trial-technology.blogspot.com

  • David Miller

    Another great (and critically acclaimed) Blog for integrating Macs into the office and the courtroom is the Mac lawyer, a blog published by Ben Stevens in Spartanburg, SC. http://www.themaclawyer.com/

  • These are some great blogs listed–not to mention how great the Lawyerist is. For those readers who practice in Pennsylvania, I invite you to check out my blog entitled Tort Talk at http://www.torttalk.com. The blog is designed to provide updates on important trends and cases in Pennsylvania civil litigation law and occasionaly throws in some articles providing trial tips. Thanks.

  • Gyi, Great site and great post today. I follow some blogs on the list and will check out the rest. For my contribution, see:
    11. http://advocacyteaching.blogspot.com/

    WRP
    http://www.GGUlitigation.com

    • Wes, thanks for the contributions. These are going straight into my Reader.

  • Cross-Examination Blog: http://wwwcrossx.blogspot.com/

    For trial lawyers, trial advocacy professors & law students interested in cross-examination & related matters.