Monday, June 29, 2009

Murder She Wrote

I attended the Maine Bar Association summer meeting in Bar Harbor this weekend, and while there I attended a lecture by the noted trial lawyer, Dan Lilley. The subject was the trial of a case in defense of a person accused of murder. Dan had a number of suggestions which would be helpful to any attorney who tries cases to a jury. One of these is that a lawyer should stop reading books and instead spend his or her time watching popular TV shows, especially the crime shows such as CSI. This is what the members of the jury watch, and the lawyer needs to do this is order to have a feel for where the jury is coming from or how they will be approaching a legal case in their thinking. Something to think about, but if you are not a trial lawyer, you have just wasted another few minutes reading my scribblings. Don

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