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Month: September 2020

LESSONS FOR TRIAL LAWYERS FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

LESSONS FOR TRIAL LAWYERS FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

There is a great deal which can and has been said about the presidential debate of September 29, 2020. For my political view of the debate see https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/. However, there are also lessons for trial lawyers from the debate as well. . For example, former VP Joe Biden exhibited verbal habits which are annoying. Some people have a habit of beginning an answer with “so…” Biden had a similar bad habit of repeatedly beginning sentences with the phrase “So, here’s…

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SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVED TRIAL SKILLS

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVED TRIAL SKILLS

Here are a collection of ideas and thoughts from a variety of sources about being a trial lawyer. Perhaps some of these will help you in developing better trial skills. . AUTHENTICITY . 1.Margery Williams “The Velveteen Rabbit” . “Real is and how your made, said the skin horse. It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real. ….

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CLEAR COMMUNICATION IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC & POLITICS

CLEAR COMMUNICATION IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC & POLITICS

Trial lawyers should always strive for clear and understandable communications when dealing with juries. However, we are now in a crisis involving politics and medical pandemic. During periods of crises like this, people are distracted by the fears and challenges created. They have trouble processing information. That is due to the large amount of communications they receive about these problems on a frequent basis. We trial lawyers should keep this in mind regarding our trial presentations. We need to be…

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