Lesson from Dale Carnegie for Trial Lawyers (Part III)

The classic book, How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie has stood the test of time…


What Trial Lawyers Can Learn From Dale Carnegie (Part II)

The biggest secret of dealing with people is revealed by Dale Carnegie in his classic book, How to…


Jury Selection: New Insights

Jason Bloom, a nationally known jury consultant who was the consultant for Roger Clemons' acquittal…


Deposition Strategy: Order of Witnesses

Before you take the first deposition in your next case, you need to spend time doing something that…


The Keys to a Successful Voir Dire

Harper Lee wrote in To Kill a Mockingbird, The only place where a man ought to get a square deal is…


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…


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…