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Acting For Trial Lawyers: Emphasis And Impact Devices

Law360 (February 2, 2018, 1:07 PM EST) -- Just in time for film award season, actor and trial lawyer Michael DeBlis discusses in this weekly column how some of the tools and techniques of the stage can be used by lawyers in the courtroom.

As lawyers, we are very good at emphasizing the written word in our briefs through a variety of literary and stylistic devices such as italics, bold-faced font and underlining.

However, we sometimes struggle to do with the spoken word what we do with the written word. We must emphasize important...
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