Trial Skills


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Want to Quickly Build an Impressive Reputation in the Courtroom? Write Impressive Briefs

By | May.22.18 | No Comments

As a judge reviews your brief, they’re evaluating your argument and your professionalism. Consider the words of the Hon. Raymond M. Kethledge, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge, in an article he wrote for the …Continue reading »


DEPOSITION PREPARATION

How to Calm Clients’ Anxiety About Testifying

By | Jan.31.18 | No Comments

Imagine this scenario: Your client is about to be deposed in a case with significant damages at stake. Knowing what hangs in the balance, you spend hours preparing the client. This involves an extensive review …Continue reading »


Trial Skills

Are You Acting in the Courtroom?

By | Apr.24.17 | No Comments

A law student is working on a direct examination during a trial skills program. She is practicing her presentation — how she stands, gestures and speaks. Each time through the examination, she asks exactly the …Continue reading »


SKILL-BUILDING

Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witness

By | Feb.04.16 | 1 Comment

Expert witnesses often provide the information and insight necessary to make or break a case. Why, then, do we procrastinate, delegate or simply rush the process of selecting an exceptional expert witness? The Wrong Way to Locate …Continue reading »


Presentation Skills

The Trap of Vertical Speaking Notes

By | Jan.27.16 | No Comments

I coach hundreds of lawyers one-on-one each year. When they plop their legal pads on the table as we work, I can see the notes they have created for public speaking or trial advocacy. With …Continue reading »