Monthly Archive: April 2017

Controlling The Runaway Witness

Controlling the runaway witness during cross examination is one of those challenges that we as trial lawyers have to deal with on a daily basis. No matter how tight and pointed the question is, the runaway witness takes it upon…
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Curative Instructions And The Scarcity Principle

The scarcity principle is a phenomenon of human psychology. It may even be an evolutionary trait. It states that we give more value to things we consider rare and less value to things we consider plentiful. It is the reason…
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Top Ten Books For Trial Lawyers

As a trial lawyer most of your training outside of the basics will come from trying cases. But no matter how trial active you are you will not be in trial every day.  In fact, recent trends suggest that you…
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