Teach Your Jurors Well

Law360, New York (February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Imagine this: Your star expert witness — you know, the one who not only understands but also taught you everything you know about prosthetic device microprocessors — has spent an hour on the stand discussing the history of prosthetics, the nature of integrated circuits, and the two-part test for determining “actual controversy.”

You’re pleased with his performance; after all, he was calm, authoritative, and launched into his topic with obvious zeal.

But the jurors, you notice, aren’t looking so happy. One is rubbing her temples, looking...
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