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Young Lawyer Rising Podcast

Tips from the Master for Criminal Trial Attorneys

Paul Mark Sandler, Montana Funk, and Julie E. Merow

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About This Episode

If you are just getting started trying cases, this podcast episode is a gold mine. Learn from one of the most noted and experienced trial attorneys—longtime attorney, author, and lecturer Paul Mark Sandler. 

This is an opportunity to hear priceless tips from one of the best, such as:

  • Lessons on ethics and insider courtroom tips
  • Your relationship with the jury, the judge, and opposing counsel
  • How to question witnesses
  • How to prepare
  • What a criminal trial looks like, both in the courtroom and behind the scenes

If you want to be a great trial lawyer, you have to try cases. There’s no way around that. But you can avoid some basic mistakes. A trial is structured simply. But at each step, it’s all about the details.

Sandler shares three key tips for new trial attorneys. And what about hiring a jury consultant? (spoiler, yes, do. Sandler learned this from Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. You’ll want to hear this story.)


Special thanks to our sponsors, Embroker and Clio.

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