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TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS AND TRAVAILS A Serious and Humorous Review of Some of the Best (and Worst) Trial Strategies and Victories By Stephen W. Mooney. SELECTING THE RIGHT CASE. OPENING STATEMENTS:. WHAT DOES HOLLYWOOD TELL US? . FAILING TO CONNECT WITH THE JURY. Average Juror

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TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS AND TRAVAILS

A Serious and Humorous Review of Some of the Best (and Worst) Trial Strategies and Victories

By Stephen W. Mooney


SELECTING THE RIGHT CASE


OPENING STATEMENTS:


WHAT DOES HOLLYWOOD

TELL US?


FAILING TO CONNECT

WITH THE JURY


Average Juror

Watches Roseanne

Reads the National Enquirer


Younger Generation of Jurors

Requires More

Visual Stimulation


Language Juror Understands

Red Herring


Language Juror Understands

Red Herring

Foreperson


Demonstrative Evidence

Can Be Appropriate

But Don’t Screw it Up!


CROSS-EXAMINATION:Asking the Right Questions


“How Far Can You See at Night in the Dark?”


“How Far is the Moon?”“I Could See It.”


CROSS-EXAMINATION:“Silence is Golden”


CLOSING ARGUMENT:“The Lion That Got Away”


“If the Lion Gets Away,

Kerr-McGee Has to Pay.”


CLOSING ARGUMENT:

Letting the Evidence

Speak for Itself


FAILING TO SELECT THE CORRECT LAWYER


Kimzey v. _______ Stores, Inc.107 F.3d 568 (8th Cir. 1997)


Title VII Sexual Harassment Case:Plaintiff was subjected to unwelcome sexual comments and advances.


Verdict$35,000 compensatory damages$1 back pay$50,000,000 punitive damages


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