Don Bivens

Don Bivens

Snell & Wilmer

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Opening Statement: Our Members Share Their Secrets for Success

Two of my recent columns in Litigation— “Five Traits of the Best Lawyers I Know” (Fall 2013) and “Fourteen Tips to Make You a Better Litigator” (Spring 2014)— invited Section members to share your own practical tips for...more

6/26/2014 - Professional Development Trial Plan Young Lawyers

Fourteen Tips To Make You A Better Litigator

Thirty-plus years as a litigator have taught me some ways to bring out my best as a litigator in writing motions, in the courtroom, and in the tumble of daily practice. I suspect these tips may work for you too. Pick a...more

4/18/2014 - Legal Writing Litigation Strategies Young Lawyers

Watergate Inspires After 40 Years

The audience sat rapt as Bill Ruckelshaus — former Deputy Attorney General of the United States — shared lessons for lawyers from Watergate, now 40 years past. Ruckelshaus resigned his number two position at the Justice...more

3/5/2014 - Ethics Legal Ethics Legal History Young Lawyers

Five Traits of the Best Lawyers I Know

Most of what I know about litigation I learned from other lawyers. Sure, I learned from my own experience and mistakes. But just as surely, I borrowed from lawyers I admire and consider “the best.” Good litigators come...more

11/19/2013 - Career Development Young Lawyers

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