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20 02, 2014

DON’T LOSE THE JURY ON DIRECT EXAMINATION

By |February 20th, 2014|Direct Examination, Trial Lawyer Checklists, Trial Tips|3 Comments

The Engaging Direct ExaminationA poorly executed direct examination can lose the jury or bore them to snores. There are many ways to disengage the jury from your direct. Use the windshield wiper method (“What happened next?” “What happened next?”  And then what happened?”). While this may elicit the information, it can be as mind-numbing as [...]

4 04, 2013

TRIAL LAWYER CHECKLISTS

By |April 4th, 2013|Atul Gawande, Books, Checklist Manifesto, Pretrial Tips, Trial Lawyer Checklists, Trial Tips|0 Comments

A Simple Idea for Success For as far back as I can recall, checklists have played an important part in pretrial and trial work. Now, bestselling author Dr. Atul Gawande (pictured here) has established that a checklist is the best tool for dealing with the complexities. In Dr. Gawande’s book The Checklist Manifesto: How To [...]

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