JURORS HAVE CHANGED -Juror strategies for the new age

JURORS HAVE CHANGED -Juror strategies for the new age

I rarely publish material from other trial information sources. I also rarely post anything that is lengthy. However, when I read the following article from the Washington State Association for Justice Trial News I was struck by the accuracy of the advice about today’s jurors and jury selection. I’ve known Jeffery Boyd and Deborah Nelson, fellow plaintiff lawyers, for years. They have a trial practice and also offer trial consulting as Boyd Trial Consulting. I think you will benefit from…

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BIRTH INJURY VOIR DIRE

BIRTH INJURY VOIR DIRE

I’m providing an outline from a trial several years ago involving a medical malpractice case. The case involved the birth of a child which was supervised by a midwife and then transferred to a hospital for the birth. I would make revisions in this outline if I were to try the case today. However, I wanted you to see an actual format that would allow you to make your own revisions for a similar case tried today. In addition, there…

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FRANCIS HARE’S DESCRIPTION OF PAIN

FRANCIS HARE’S DESCRIPTION OF PAIN

Francis Hare Sr. was a great plaintiff’s attorney from Birmingham, AL (1904-1983) who wrote a book “My Learned Friends” in 1976. In his book, Francis says there is no holy grail; there is no secret on how to be a great trial lawyer. You have to be wired for it at birth and have the ability to listen to the jury who communicates with you without words. Francis wrote, “There is more than a little magic in it. I have seen a…

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