Scott Key is the founder of Scott Key and Associates, a boutique law firm that specializes in complex, high-stakes cases.
Scott thrives on the challenge of a complex case. He’s not afraid of standing in the spotlight or taking on unpopular causes. He does not shy away from controversy. That's what you can expect when listening to The Advocate's Key.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Reducing Anxiety through Practiced Mindfulness
In her best-selling book, The Anxious Lawyer, co-author Jeena Cho offers guidance for lawyers looking to improve their mental health and practice of law through the use of mindfulness and meditation. Cho discusses why the dynamics and training most attorneys receive fail them in the long run and provides successful coaching techniques she uses to assist anxiety-ridden lawyers create a sustainable career in law with less stress and more joy.
The Political Nature of Successful Legal Advocacy
Lester Tate, former President of the State Bar of Georgia and former Chair of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, discusses his career as a trial lawyer, the current state of judicial ethics, and the often political nature of successful advocacy. Since 1996, Lester has practiced as a shareholder in Akin & Tate, Georgia's oldest continuing law firm, and offers his advice to new and future attorneys, including the one job he believes best prepared him for a career in law.
Responsible Use of Social Media with Hon. Stephen Dillard
Judge Stephen Dillard, the "Twitter Laureate of Georgia" and Presiding Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, shares how he leverages social media to bring transparency to his role at the court, and explains how lawyers can use social media effectively to virtually mentor law students and to educate the public on the practice of law. We also discuss Judge Dillard's more "global" view of complex litigation and how a potential appeal can help lawyers win better settlements and more secure judgments at trial.
Choosing the Right Juror Can Make or Break Your Case
As a jury consultant for some of the nation's most noted cases, including the Unabomber and the Boston Marathon bombings, attorney Denise de La Rue explores what lawyers can do to ensure they're picking the best juries possible to represent their client's case. Denise also shares how she uses focus groups and mock trials to prepare for trial and to win more favorable results in negotiations, as well as how to best prepare a witness and why pretrial research can greatly impact the strategies used in court.