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DAVID BALL NEW BOOK DAMAGES 3

I am a great admirer of David Ball because he is one of very few people who has taken the effort to spell out the steps and procedures for trying a civil case based upon sound research and experience. Many … Continue reading

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Grab their attention first in opening statement – famous first lines

We know that in this world of headline reporting people draw instant impressions. Human resource people report they spend on average 15 seconds per resume so the opening lines had better be an attention getter. In the first few seconds … Continue reading

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How to make an opening statement that has impact

When we think about opening statement we need to remember that a trial is a battle of impression and not logic. It isn’t who has the biggest pile of evidence that wins. It’s what compelling impression is made upon the … Continue reading

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