THE SKILL OF LISTENING & THE MYTH ABOUT HUMAN LOGIC

THE SKILL OF LISTENING & THE MYTH ABOUT HUMAN LOGIC

The Skill of Listening A recent journal of the American College of Trial Lawyers published an article about Kate Murphy, author of the Book You’re Not Listening, lawyers in trial need to know their audience by listing to go with their little understanding is that issues that concern. They need to know how to craft a message that appeals to the other person so you can respond accordingly. Listening is an important skill. One of the things discussed is what…

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STUDIES ABOUT HOW JURIES DECIDE CASES

STUDIES ABOUT HOW JURIES DECIDE CASES

The American Bar Foundation published an article about a study done in Arizona in which 50 actual civil jury deliberations were videotaped and studied. About half of the cases involved motor vehicle collisions, about 1/3 were general tort cases and the remainder were medical malpractice disputes. The awards ranged from $1000 to $2.8 million dollars. The study began by noting that jurors are in an unfamiliar place. They are doing with people who speak and unfamiliar language. They are called…

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