A Post by Walter Williams 11/4/19
A colleague (and friend) recently accused me of “trying to be Cicero.” I responded with, “Aren’t we all?” In my business cases, almost all jurors know about contracts, their formation, breach and damages. They understand the basics about fiduciary duty and the duties partners owe one another. But making a case important to a juror is the advocate’s constant challen
Most trial presentation books focus almost exclusively on injury cases, safety issues – the reptilian brain, trust and betrayal and similar themes. I worry that jurors may see the parties as rich people with hurt feelings and stop listening early in the case – maybe before opening statement. So, what makes a juror feel they aren’t wasting their time in a business case? I invite my colleagues to write back with their thoughts on how to make the mundane memorable.