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HOW TO MAKE BETTER PRESENTATIONS

HOW TO MAKE BETTER PRESENTATIONS

We expect trial lawyers to be skillful advocates and effective speakers. However, too often when we hear a lawyer describe their case or relate the story of a trial, it is an overly long, detailed and confusing. Trial lawyers favor the use of PowerPoint and Keynote in their presentations and at trial. However, too frequently they are ineffective because there are too many, they are hard to read or they have too much written material per slide. It is important…

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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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LUVERA ON ADVOCACY IS NOW AVAILABLE

LUVERA ON ADVOCACY IS NOW AVAILABLE

My wife Lita and I practiced together as plaintiff trial lawyers for over forty years. We’ve written a book about plaintiff trial advocacy which is being published by Trial Guides, a legal media company that focuses on civil plaintiff publications. In addition to the nation’s leading trial lawyers its products are used by the U.S. Department of Justice, the ACLU, the AAJ and multiple law schools. We are pleased to have them as our publisher. TRIAL GUIDES______________________________________________________ This book is…

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