From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation's Top Trial Lawyers

    From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation's Top Trial Lawyers

    From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation's Top Trial Lawyers

    Bringing together legal strategy, psychology, and persuasion theory, this book offers a fresh approach to trial preparation, one that focuses on how jurors learn, think, and deliberate.

    From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation's Top Trial Lawyers

    From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation's Top Trial Lawyers

    From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation's Top Trial Lawyers

    Bringing together legal strategy, psychology, and persuasion theory, this book offers a fresh approach to trial preparation, one that focuses on how jurors learn, think, and deliberate.
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    Trial practice is more art than science. Some are born with a natural ability to tell a story through witnesses and evidence and persuade others to reach a desired result. Time and experience, however, can improve a person’s capacity to succeed at trial. Following the suggestions noted in this book will help to develop and optimize trial skills to achieve favorable outcomes for your clients.

    In many instances lawyers boldly declare that trials are “over” by the end of voir dire or opening statement. That nothing can be said or done during closing arguments that will change the outcome of the trial. Do not listen to them. They are not your friends.

    Approach every closing argument as if only one juror is on your side—a juror who will never know the facts as well as you and who will only remember a fraction of what you say during closing argument. Resolve that, by the end of your closing argument, the juror will

    • know what exhibits to call for and what to do with those exhibits;
    • be able to identify a turning point in the trial;
    • remember the bios of your key witnesses and the tags of your opponents';
    • be able to picture how the evidence stacks up on both sides of the scale;
    • be prepared for prejudicial and emotional comments; and
    • know how you would respond to compromise.

    Every trial lawyer must develop his or her own style and undoubtedly will learn trial tactics through experience and trial and error. But most lawyers can learn so much from other lawyers. From the Trenches brings together 21 top trial lawyers to offer insightful tactics and strategies to make attorneys stronger in court.

    Product Details

    Editors

    John Worden

    Publishers

    ABA Publishing

    ISBN

    9781627229418

    Page Count

    316

    Product Code

    5150477

    Trim Size

    7x10 Paperback

    Publication Date

    2/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Editors

    John Worden

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing, ABA Publishing

    ISBN

    9781627229425

    Page Count

    316

    Product Code

    5150477EBK

    Publication Date

    3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

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