Zimmerman & Anthony: Juries are Actually Pretty Good at What They Do

M Walter Columns, Lawyer 2 Comments

Make your story very simple! Don’t confuse the jury! We repeat these mantras over and over again. To our colleagues, we say things like “Well, yeah, but do you think a jury would understand that?” The trial attorney is constantly worrying that the poor uneducated peons on his or her jury just won’t understand his or her brilliant argument. “The …

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Confirming Letters from My Father, a Lawyer

Gregory D. Luce Columns, Lawyer Leave a Comment

This letter confirms our conversation in the breakfast room on March 10, 2012, in which I said “Good morning,” and you said “whatevs.” This also confirms that, for reasons I believe were apparent, we did not discuss matters further. This letter confirms last night’s discussion over dinner in which you indicated that you “never really liked” your mother’s chicken fricassee …

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