Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid In Front Of The Jury

Law360 (June 4, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT) -- Though many lawyers took a trial advocacy class or two in law school, too often they forget those lessons once the excitement of being in the courtroom takes hold. You may have a rock-solid case, but it won't amount to much if you blow it in front of the jury.

Here, experienced trial lawyers weigh in on five of the costliest, most common mistakes lawyers routinely make in front of juries:

1. One-Upping the Judge

No matter what you think of the judge, it's crucial to remember that the jury is looking to the judge as an authority figure, and challenging...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!