Trial Prep: Mining The Mind For A Case’s Gems

Law360, New York (January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The process of preparing a product liability case for trial calls for strong cognitive skills — researching, analyzing and putting facts into a legal framework, as well as the skills involved in developing a cohesive case “story” and persuasively arguing for it before a jury. Attorneys learn these skills in law school and hone them over years of practice.

However, while the typical attorney is researching, discovering and analyzing facts, another equally important process is occurring on a deeper level. The mind is subconsciously searching for...
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