Reminders for trial

Here are some concepts I keep on a sheet in front of my trial notebook during a trial:

  • BE BRIEF & GET TO THE POINT
  • TALK TO THE JURY – ONE BY ONE
  • stick to the main point – don’t stray
  • Be Calm – Stay calm & confident
  • Be Poised – stop, listen & think – act
  • Be Slow – Pace & timing: [speak slowly]
  • Be Clear – Short & clear [Use analogies]
  • Be Nice – Always professionally
  • WORDS TO REMEMBER:

WAIT
SMILE
LISTEN
FOCUS
ACCEPT
RELAX

Remember: "WHENEVER THERE ARE SEVERAL POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS, THE SIMPLEST IS USUALLY THE RIGHT ONE" [Occam’s Razor] (Zebra’s vs horses)

Q.Agree that when there is a risk of serious injury or death, there is a duty to take reasonable steps to avoid
the risk and prevent injury?

"Keep calm & do not be afraid – do not lose heart" (Isaiah 7:4)

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