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Should Jurors Take Notes During Trial?

The practice of allowing jurors to take written notes during trial is more widely accepted than it used to be, especially with cases becoming increasingly complex and lengthy in duration. In most (but not all) jurisdictions, whether members of a jury are allowed to take notes will depend upon the judge’s discretion. One judge may […]

How Long Should Opening Statements in a Trial Last?

In a recent article, we explored how long closing arguments should be (hint: the shorter the better).  Yet almost just as often as we are asked how long a closing should be, we are asked how long an opening statement should last.  This answer is a little different.  First, though, let’s take a look at […]

What does a Mock Trial Cost?

One of the first questions potential clients want to know when they call our company is:  How much does a mock trial cost?  Considering that costs and expenses are a significant factor to any attorney or client’s budget, this question is certainly a valid one that deserves consideration.  That being said, the answer to this […]