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…


The Best Kept Secret About Depositions

In contrast to a few decades ago when trials were common, studies show that over 90 percent of all…


A Cross-examination Principle that is Wrong

One of the worst strategies on cross-examination is to make subtle points with the “brilliant” idea…


Cross-Examination's Greatest Myth

Cross-examination occurs after the attorney who has called the witness to trial has asked her…


A Bottom Line Message that Wins at Trial

Do you know what your most important case is really all about? Probably not. Can you boil down all…


The Qualities of Great Trial Lawyers

The Qualities of Great Trial Lawyers To become a great trial lawyer, you need eightBelow is an…


The Six Factors that Determine a Trial's Outcome

Every lawyer can remember two factors that were discussed in the first days of law school: “If you…


Land lights let be divided

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