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The Right Introduction: Learn from Fiction

USA - September 7 2017 The cliché words, "It was a dark and stormy night," come from the opening sentence of the novel Paul Clifford by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. And when...


Respect the Four Pillars of Persuasion

USA - September 4 2017 When we think of persuasion in the courtroom, we might think of the specific language of strategies, tactics, and themes. We think of particular...


Good Faith and Fair Dealing: Bring It Down from the Clouds

USA - August 31 2017 In a recent mock trial, the jurors deliberated on the meaning of the duty of good faith and fair dealing. The conversation went something like this:...


Don't Expect Better Memory from a Jury

USA - August 28 2017 It is conversation I frequently have when sending jurors off to deliberate as part of a mock trial. "Can we ask the attorneys questions about the case...


Expect a Majority of Your Jurors to Commit Online Misconduct

USA - August 24 2017 You know it is possible. As those jurors leave the courtroom with their mobile phones on a break or at the end of the day: They could be off on their...