Are You Speaking The Same Language As The Jury?

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 3:56 PM EDT) -- Attorneys are well-educated and trained to use precise language; it’s a hallmark of a skillful debater. But, debating the law with colleagues or making arguments to the bench is a very different proposition than communicating with a jury. In conversation among lawyers and judges, each has similar educational backgrounds and training and likely shares a similar passion for the law and its nuances.

Yet, for jurors, these legal concepts may be completely foreign and at best may lead to juror confusion, or at worst may sound...
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