Category Archives: Advocacy

TWO SUGGESTIONS ABOUT BEING A BETTER TRIAL LAWYER

For some years I  collected and saved in a notebook ideas I heard or read about relating to  communication and advocacy. Here are   two of the items I saved  and which you may find  of interest. In the 1970’s … Continue reading

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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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