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How Important Is Attorney Etiquette in the Courtroom?

“All the world’s a stage,” as they say; and apparently, that includes the courtroom. From my countless post-trial interviews with jurors, I’ve come to the conclusion that jurors are always watching you – not just to see if you’re a good lawyer, but to see if you’re a good person. Thus, it is important for […]

Attorney-Juror Contact: What to Do When Running into a Juror Outside of the Courtroom

Opening statements had just ended and members of the trial team were beginning to return from their lunch breaks.  The attorney we were working with for this shadow jury and I got on the elevator in the parking garage and he began telling me about the upcoming witness testimony.  As people (some of whom presumably […]