Let’s say you’re a criminal-defense lawyer, and you’re about to pick a jury. You want the jury to trust you and to be generous with your client, but you’re not sure you can trust them to. What can you do to improve your chances? Here’s the new-agey TLC kumbaya answer: trust them first.
Shawn Matlock, who’s growing up quite nicely, writes about trust (a topic dear to my heart) and his distaste for potential clients who “just want to do a quick plea.” I get such potential clients in the office now and then. When they tell me they want to “just plead guilty and take probation”, I […]