Core Skills

Your language:  choose words carefully & ditch the lawyer talk

Your language: choose words carefully & ditch the lawyer talk

Your choice of language is key. To connect with jurors you need to persuade, get beyond the lawyer-speak and talk like a regular person. Time:..

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Your voice:  pace, volume & tone

Your voice: pace, volume & tone

A lawyer’s voice can make or break the effectiveness of the communication with the jury. Pace, volume, and tone are the key elements. Time:..

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Your movement: gestures, positioning & expressions

Your movement: gestures, positioning & expressions

There’s a place in the courtroom where you want to be to talk to the jury. Get set before you speak. No walking and talking. Be conscious of your body language...

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Your listening:  during jury selection & generally

Your listening: during jury selection & generally

Listen in a way that takes in every bit of information available from the person who is speaking...

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Your explanation of the burden of proof:  plaintiff’s urgent task

Your explanation of the burden of proof: plaintiff’s urgent task

Overcome the jurors' natural inclination to think the burden of proof in a civil case is beyond a reasonable doubt or to misunderstand preponderance of the evidence ...

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Your delivery:  Start strong & end strong in each part of the trial

Your delivery: Start strong & end strong in each part of the trial

Assess your strongest points and deploy them persuasively at the beginning and ending of your presentation or examination...

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Your handling of bad facts:   minimize harm to the overall case

Your handling of bad facts: minimize harm to the overall case

You can't duck bad stuff. Every case has it, and you need to give it a context that minimizes the adverse effect...

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Your exhibits:  make them work for you

Your exhibits: make them work for you

Get maximum effect from blowups of your exhibits by teaching witnesses how to use them to explain key facts...

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