The Effective Lawyer

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By: Jack Zinda

The Effective Lawyer teaches ambitious trial lawyers how to grow their skills and create a prosperous law firm. Using lessons learned by accomplished attorneys from around the country, we discuss lessons learned through their trials and tribulations. Our discussions cover a vast range of topics sought out by attorneys looking for advice, from depositions to how to market your law firm. The show is hosted by Jack Zinda, Founder and Senior Trial Lawyer at Zinda Law Group. In less than 15 years, Jack and his team have grown Zinda Law Group from 3 attorneys to over 30, spanning several states and handling a...

Episode 14:How To Come Up With A Discovery Plan In A Catastrophic Case
#14
04/08/2021

In this episode, the Zinda Law Group team discusses how to come up with a discovery plan in a catastrophic or complicated case. All too often, firms and attorneys take a cookie cutter approach, which can cost you at the end of the case when you get to trial, as well as early on in the case when you're not getting the evidence you need. Sharing their thoughts and experience with Zinda Law Group founder, Jack Zinda, are his law partner, Joe Caputo; one of the top litigators at the firm, Neil Solomon; and one of their all-stars, Christina Hagen.


How To Come Up With A Discovery Plan In A Catastrophic Case
#14
04/08/2021

The Zinda Law Group team discusses how to come up with a discovery plan in a catastrophic case. All too often, firms and attorneys take a cookie cutter approach, which can cost you both at the end of the case when you get to trial, as well as early on in the case when you're not getting the evidence you need. Key takeaways: Creating a discovery plan What a corporate representative deposition is The order of discovery Obtaining information the defence is hiding Common mistakes when handling discovery


How To Evaluate A Case
#13
03/18/2021

Today the Zinda Law Group team discusses how to evaluate a case. A lot of the time, it’s the case you don’t take, that can make or break your practice. Sharing their thoughts and experience is Jack’s law partner, Joe Caputo, one of the top litigators at the firm, Neil Solomon, and all-star, Christina Hagen, who litigates cases in Colorado and Texas. Key takeaways: How to evaluate a case Sorting fact from fiction Determine source of recovery Deciding whether to take the case


How To Investigate A Personal Injury Case
#12
02/25/2021

In this latest episode of The Effective Lawyer, the Zinda Law Group team is discussing how to investigate a personal injury case, or really any complicated liability case for either your clients or for your practice. As in all cases, it’s extremely important to get your investigation underway quickly and get to work on it immediately. Sharing their thoughts and experience with Jack is his law partner, Joe Caputo, and one of the top trial lawyers in the firm, Neil Solomon. On today’s podcast: The importance of immediate investigation How to document talking to a witness To use an i...


How To Handle Your First Wrongful Death Case
#11
02/04/2021

Wrongful death cases can be some of the most challenging cases to work on both from an emotional standpoint, and a tactical or strategic standpoint. Don’t miss this latest episode of The Effective Lawyer, where the helpful Zinda Law Group team has put together a how-to guide on handling your first wrongful death case. Sharing their thoughts and experience with Jack is his law partner, Joe Caputo, and one of the top trial lawyers in the firm, Neil Solomon. Key takeaways: The most rewarding cases Specific tactics to employ in wrongful death cases How they differ from a typical ca...


How To Build A Successful Law Practice with Jack Zinda
#10
12/18/2020

Could your practice do with a shake up? Are your business processes lacking somewhat? Today we’re jumping back in time to when Jack was a guest on the Michael Cowen show. Jack has built up his personal injury law practice to include three main offices and 17 lawyers in two different states. How has he been able to do this? He shares his story with Michael, including his experience of running a firm and practicing law, as well as the practicalities of running a firm across state lines. Listeners will learn the many tips and tactics he found effective in sc...


The 5 Things You Should Know When Handling Your First Trucking Case
#9
11/19/2020

For attorneys out there interested in the intricate world of trucking and catastrophic injury law, this episode is for you. Chrissy Hagen, Joe Caputo and Jack Zinda spill the proverbial beans on what tools they use to reveal the cause of severe accidents. Sharing genuine anecdotes from their own practice, the Zinda Law Group professionals set out an A-Z on trucking investigations. From the trucker’s hours of service log to the company’s hiring record, the advice is - leave no stone unturned.


Running a Successful Law Practice in the COVID Era
#8
10/29/2020

Back together this week, the Zinda Law Group professionals discuss a topic you may have heard of – the Coronavirus. Attorney, Christina Hagen, Partner, Joseph Caputo and Founder, Jack Zinda reflect on how the pandemic has catalyzed technological change within the legal world. Remote depositions, mediations and trials have each caused their own set of challenges to be overcome.


How To Expand Your Law Practice Nationwide
#7
10/08/2020

In a special edition episode of The Effective Lawyer, Jack Zinda takes center stage in San Diego as a guest on Simon Law Group’s podcast, ‘Justice Team’. Joined by Attorneys Brandon Simon, Greyson Goody, and Evan Garcia of the Simon Law Group, this week we journey into the experiences that taught Jack how to build a highly successful, multi-state, personal injury law firm that employs 80 members of staff, including 26 attorneys, many of whom are licensed in more than 10 states - from New York to Florida to Texas.


Recruitment
#6
09/17/2020

This week the Zinda Law Group team have put together a ‘how to guide’ on finding and choosing the right candidates for law firms. Former litigators, Allyson and Christie share their tried and tested methods on how to maximize your time when vetting candidates. Together these recruitment gurus provide not only practical tips on hiring software and where to look for candidates, but also invaluable tips for applicants themselves on how to get their resume to the top of the pile. Recruiters, if you want one piece of advice, the resounding recommendation is – 'listen to your instincts'.


Handling Your First Mediation
#5
08/27/2020

If you are a new attorney and looking for answers to the what, when, where, and why on mediations, the Zinda Law Group team is back with an insightful educational digest. Their professional wisdom fills the knowledge gap left by law school curriculums across the country coupled with valuable tips from the field. For fresh faced attorneys, this podcast will be the solid foundation they need to walk in and out of their first mediation – whether the case reaches resolution or not.


Dealing with Rambo
#4
08/06/2020

As a new attorney, you will encounter a variety of difficult individuals on the opposing counsel. From aggressive psychopaths and lazy counselors to over-billers and rule-breakers, this team of Zinda Law Group attorneys has faced them all. From physical threats to elusive pains in the neck, new attorneys can find the answer on how to combat each courtroom character and set their case up for success. Overall, the experienced team has a tried and tested rule of thumb - stay calm, document everything and set strict deadlines.


Training and Onboarding
#3
07/23/2020

Fresh out of law school, great grades, full of knowledge but little practical experience? Even with the greatest academic mind, the ease with which new attorneys learn the ropes of their law firm comes down to training. Former lawyer and Director of HR, Christie Feyen and Associate Attorney, Elecia Byrd at the Zinda Law Group share tips and advice on how law firms can implement training programs and the importance of continued learning, even for those who are already on top of their game.


Handling Your First Deposition
#2
07/09/2020

Wouldn’t it be great if someone would answer the questions you were too embarrassed to ask? Well, in this episode four experienced personal injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group detail what new attorneys can do to confidently rise to the challenge of their first deposition. From preparatory and procedural tips to comfort blankets and secret powers against experienced attorneys, this episode is a treasure chest of tried and tested intel for any new attorney who wants the advantage from deposition number one.


When I Was Young
#1
06/26/2020

With a team of four seasoned personal injury attorneys at the Zinda Law Group, this first episode provides real insight into how each one of these legal minds lost their training wheels to become confident, successful and effective lawyers. New attorneys can listen to their plethora of legal wisdom and breathe a sigh of relief in hearing that a legal passion plus a thirst for fresh legal knowledge will be their recipe for professional success.


Introducing The Effective Lawyer
#1
06/22/2020

Introducing The Effective Lawyer, launching June 2020. For more information, visit https://www.zdfirm.com/the-effective-lawyer