April 02, 2019

How to Pick and Talk to a Jury: Defense Perspective

Tara Burd

In civil law, good and evil are relative. I don’t mean to say that there are no inherent wrongs. But in a civil trial we are asking the jury to decide how evil or how culpable a defendant is for the damage allegedly done to the plaintiff. And anyone who has seen a children’s movie knows what it is like to see and hear a story from the plaintiff’s perspective. Every hero or heroine is a potential plaintiff injured by an evil defendant.

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