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THE “GOLDEN MOMENT” ACCORDING TO JIM McELHANEY

An article written by James W. McElhaney in 2004 was recently called to my attention. McElhaney is a wonderful teacher of solid trial techniques and a long time writer for the ABA Journal about communication in trial. This article was titled … Continue reading

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HUMAN NATURE: “FACTS ARE WHITE NOISE & EMOTIONS RULE” & WHY WE CONTINUE TO BELIEVE OBJECTIVELY FALSE THINGS

There are  two features of human nature that are bewildering. One is the fact that in human reasoning too often “facts are white noise and emotions rule.” That is a quote from an adviser to the leaders promoting Britain’s exit … Continue reading

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GREAT TRIAL LAWYERS PUT THEIR CLIENTS INTEREST’S FIRST, ACT WITH ETHICAL COURAGE AND ACCEPT THE FACT THEY WILL MAKE ENEMIES

It may be unpopular and politically incorrect in this age of professional civility, but I believe, if we fulfill our role as advocates, we are very likely going to make enemies. The late Bishop Fulton J. Sheen once wrote about … Continue reading

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