5 Tips For Serving As A Successful Special Master

By Allissa Wickham (July 8, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT) -- If you're an attorney with a knack for complex litigation, you may someday be asked to serve as a special master when a case threatens to consume an excessive amount of a court's already-scarce time.

Appointed by a judge to oversee specific issues in a suit, a special master's duties can truly run the gamut and may cover anything from resolving discovery issues to overseeing the administration of a class action settlement.

Given the complex and often highly technical nature of these assignments, serving as a special master might feel like a formidable endeavor — but it doesn't have to be....

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