During jury selection, the trial attorney faces strangers who resent being asked personal questions without their permission. In this week's article, I discuss my teenage trip to East Berlin and what I learned there about finding the lurking roots of prejudice that can derail your case. You can read about it at YoungonTrials.com http://wp.me/p4QXUK-4n
Dont' forget that October 25 I am presenting part two of the six-part webinar on jury selection I call, "Taking the Dire Out of Voir Dire." You can finding information and the sign up page at MasteringtheCourtroom.com
Do What is Right, Let the Consequences Follow
I believe we must do what is right, let the consequences follow. The challenge is that sometimes the consequences are negative. Twenty years ago I had an experience that had me saying, "I never felt more humiliated for doing the right thing." A friend of mine summarized it differently: "Young you big dog! You can't call yourself a trial lawyer until some asshole judge has put your butt in jail for contempt!"
I didn't know if my friend Rob Gill from Louisiana was trying to comfort me, teach me, or was lying to me. I had called to ask Rob, a criminal defense specialist I became friends with in 1996 when we both attended Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College for advice on defending a contempt of court.
See the rest of the story at YoungonTrials.com
On October 11, 2014, I will present the first session of my six-part webinar on jury selection that I call, "Taking the Dire out of Voir Dire." The sessions will cost $97 each, but if you are one of the first 25 to enroll for the first session, you will get first webinar for half price.
Go to MasteringtheCourtroom.com and sign up today.