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Blogging Event Shares Legal Wisdom and Laughs

Blogging Event Shares Legal Wisdom and Laughs

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 6, 2008

A new blog showcases the weirdest, funniest, and most poignant words of wisdom from some of Chicago’s greatest trial lawyers. Every day for thirty days, the Your Witness for 30 Days blog ( will feature a quote from the new book Your Witness: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life from Great Chicago Trial Lawyers (edited by Steven F. Molo and James R. Figliulo). The snippets include bizarre courtroom testimony, advice on how to conduct a successful cross, and descriptions of some of the most brazen attorneys in the arena. At times, these real-life tales of courtroom drama sound more like episodes of Law & Order.

The first such quote was contributed by R. Eugene Pincham, one of Chicago’s great courtroom advocates. “Cross-examining a witness who has made a contradictory statement on the witness stand from what he said in a written statement that you have is far better than sex. It lasts longer. There’s nothing like it,” he declares.

The blog will update daily from now until August 30. Lawyers, aspiring law students, and lovers of all things legal drama are invited to comment on the material with their own views. For those who find themselves drawn to the thought-provoking quotes, the Your Witness book is in stores now. United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has said of its contributors, “Having been in a courtroom with many of the contributors to Your Witness, I can assure readers that it would be wise to pay careful attention to what they have to say.”


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NewWest.Net Presents Conference on Real Estate and Development in the Northern Rockies, Oct. 25-26 in Missoula, Mont.: Leading Developers, Financiers, Architects, Attorneys and Policy-Makers Highlight Event; Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics, Jerry Sorensen of Plum Creek Timber Among Keynotes Speakers

MISSOULA, Mont. (PRWEB) September 19, 2007

    “Growth and real estate development is the biggest industry in the Northern Rockies – and also one that has a tremendous impact on the land and the nature of our communities,” said Jonathan Weber, CEO and publisher of NewWest.Net. “The aim of this conference is to understand the dynamics of the development business, and to foster the conversations that will enable growth to happen in the most positive way possible.”

The conference will feature more than 40 speakers and panelists. Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics – who at last year’s conference predicted many of the recent developments in the real estate market – will once again kick off the event. Jerry Sorensen, director of land asset management at Plum Creek Timber Co., will discuss how the company views its enormous land holdings in Montana.

Mary Sexton, head of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, will talk about water issues, and attorneys Alan McCormick and Michelle Bryan Mudd will discuss land use law. Ed Wetherbee of Missoula’s Old Sawmill District, David Hale of Boise’s Linen District, John Carroll of Carroll Investments in Portland, Dennis Glick of the Sonoran Institute, Paul Johanssen of Great Northern Ventures in Whitefish, and Nick Kaufman of the WGM Group will be among those presenting innovative development projects. Renowned architects Don MacArthur and Lori Ryker will show some of their visions for the future.

The lead sponsors for the event include Farmers State Bank, the Missoula Organization of Realtors, First American Title Holding Company, ANB Financial, Bitterroot Resort, and the WGM Group. Supporting sponsors include Alpine Granite Accents, Bitterroot Economic Development District, Five Valleys Land Trust, The Maverick Group, Montana Associations of Realtors, Montana Water Trust, O’Berry Cavanaugh and the Washington Companies. Media sponsors include the Flathead Beacon, Sun Valley Online, and

The conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn conference center in Missoula. The two-day program includes two luncheons and a reception Thursday evening sponsored by Farmers State Bank. It will end Friday afternoon with a “big picture” discussion that will include writers Gary Ferguson and Peter Stark.

Continuing education credits will be available for real estate agents, attorneys, insurance agents, and, pending approval, architects and planners. For all the details on the event, including pricing information, visit NewWest.Net/conference or call 406-829-1725. A limited number of press passes will be available for qualified press.

Attendees are encouraged to register by Friday, Sept. 21 to save almost 25% off the admission price.


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