Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stories: Campfires and Courtrooms

From man's earliest times, telling stories has been how we entertained each other late at night around the fire, communicated the joy of the hunt, and shared the pain of loss. As trial attorneys, we are the inheritors of the tradition of story.

You can read the rest of this post at:  wp.me/p4QXUK-1V

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Robin Williams: In the Moment, In the Trial

Robin Williams was an important part of my law school experience. In 1978, I was a second year law student, supporting a wife and our eight-month-old son while attending school full time. My schedule was crowded. In the morning I went to classes. When classes were finished, I drove to a law office where I worked every day until 7:00 p.m. I’d return home, eat dinner with my wife and son, then go to the library to study until 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday nights were different. After Tuesday dinner I engaged in a luxury to preserve my sanity: I watched the insanity of Robin Williams on Mork and Mindy.

Robin Williams' "in the moment" approach to comedy and life teaches trial lawyers how to avoid being "the same." I relate the story of  how I delivered a opening statement sitting on the floor in front the jury box. You can read the rest of this post at http://wp.me/p4QXUK-2A

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I've moved

I have opened a new blog site to better serve you. You can find it at: YoungonTrials.com

Please check there weekly for my latest posts on trials.