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Five Fundamental Skills for Voir Dire

Five Fundamental Skills for Voir Dire

By Phillip Miller | Feb 16, 2021 | Trial Tips

Persuasive skills, world-class experts, brilliant cross-examination, and artful use of technology all fail when the jury impaneled is dominated by defense jurors. No other part of the trial is as important. Effective Voir Dire allows a lawyer to deselect jurors who cannot be fair and who will destroy any chance at justice during juror deliberations. […]

Trial Preparation Checklist for a Successful Lawyer

Trial Preparation Checklist for a Successful Lawyer

By Phillip Miller | Jan 5, 2021 | Trial Tips

Article by Phillip Miller Analyze the Jury Instructions and Your Proof as Early as Possible Using the jury instructions/law for your case list the legal proof required for your claim(s) Chart how your proof meets each element required, including Witness(es) Expert(s) Documents/Exhibits Demonstratives Do SWOT* Analysis as Early as Possible Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats We […]

Understanding the Law of Damages: What Plaintiff’s Attorneys Must Know

Understanding the Law of Damages: What Plaintiff’s Attorneys Must Know

By Travis Holtrey | Dec 8, 2020 | Trial Tips

Article by Travis Holtrey When handling personal injury cases, especially automobile collision cases involving severe injuries or deaths, one must have a basic understanding of the recoverable damages available. Plaintiff’s counsel must also anticipate defense strategies aimed at diminishing and minimizing the recoverable damages. Attorneys must objectively, honestly, and deliberately acknowledge the “downside” of their […]

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