The Overrated Importance of Closing Argument

One of the greatest mistakes a lawyer can make is to save his best argument for the closing…


The Mystery of Jury Selection Solved

Ronald H. Clark and Thomas M. O'Toole have written a masterful textbook on how to pick a jury so…


Two Myths about Cross for Depos and Trial

In a previous blog, I discussed the greatest myth of cross-examination. It is the myth created by…


A Secret to Winning Your Next Oral Argument

It would be naive to think that juries have the final say. Win or lose, an appeal to a higher court…