December 31, 2015

Five Most Common Faults of Trial Lawyers

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Daniel I. Small

One of the great privileges of being a judge is to be able to speak with jurors after a trial, to thank them and to ask them questions about the process.

Many jurors, with a little encouragement, will offer their views about the presentation of the case — what worked, what didn’t, and how it might have been done differently. Many lawyers might be surprised by the relative consistency of the answers.

Every trial, of course, has its own twists and turns, and every jury is different. Sometimes a case founders for its own unique set of reasons. Still jurors as a whole tend to complain about the same broad issues over and over.

READ: Five Most Common Faults of Trial Lawyers

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