November 19, 2015

Persuasion and Argument

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Daniel I. Small

The point of courtroom advocacy is to persuade. Persuasion and argument are not the same thing, although of course the right argument can help persuade. Every trial lawyer should be focused on trying to persuade the jury — not “arguing” the case (or, for that matter, arguing with the other side, the witnesses or anyone else.)

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