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...

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