Direct Examination: Start With a Goal, Not an Outline

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to attend every day of a civil trial, and then interview all of the jurors at the end of their service. I planned out a very comprehensive interview for each of them, including running through the witness lists from all parties, and asking about each of the fact and expert witnesses they had heard from. Interestingly, while most of these witnesses had been on the stand for hours, or even days, there was a pattern in how much the jurors would remember from...
By: Holland & Hart - Persuasion Strategies