Kevin P. Durkin, partner at Clifford Law Offices, co-authored an article entitled “Building Your Case for the Jury” for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. The ABA Litigation News recently published the article online, adapting it from a longer piece the two wrote for the Spring 2010 Issue of Litigation magazine. The original publication is mailed to some 60,000 attorneys across the country. In the article, Durkin writes about the enormous importance of mock juries and their success in using them prior to trial. Putting together people from the community where the case will be tried can help a lawyer develop the proper theme and test arguments before one’s peers. He also wrote about demonstrative exhibits and the need to be visual but not necessarily high tech. He also emphasizes to keep it simple and to be yourself during trial. “Learn from others, but always be yourself” is one of the gems of wisdom.
To read the entire article, please go to: http://apps.americanbar.org/litigation/litigationnews/trial_skills/110210-tips-jury-trial.html