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Landslide® May/June 2020 Volume 12 Issue 5 (American Bar Association)

June 10, 2020

Shane Delsman served as co-issue editor for the May/June 2020 issue of Landslide® magazine.

Landslide magazine, published by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL), provides articles on contemporary issues in intellectual property law for attorneys practicing in the field and others interested in the subject matter. Landslide magazine is available online to ABA-IPL members.

Cloaked Wisdom: Advice from Current and Former Federal Clerks

authored by Shane Delsman

One of the first steps any good litigator takes when beginning a case assigned to an unfamiliar judge is to reach out to former clerks, local counsel, or colleagues to learn about the judge’s peculiarities, predispositions, or other prognostics. Sometimes the tips are substantive, for instance being prepared to discuss a damages demand at the scheduling conference. Other times they are more preferential, like using, or avoiding, a specific font type in your pleadings.

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