Category: rules

  • Rules

    Jury consultant Dennis Elias (@JuryVox) twitted: At opening statement you have no standing with the jury. Don’t tell them what the evidence will show; story them the evidence. Break that down into a rule (tell the jury the story of the evidence) and a reason (because you have no standing with the jury). The reason […]

  • Lawyering Rule of the Day

    Nothing improves a public servant’s demeanor as much as the threat of impending unemployment.