Closing argument

Can a Lawyer Win Every Case?

Can a Lawyer Win Every Case?

Every case can be won. But how? I’m not saying that I win every case, or that any lawyer wins...

No Rule for Order of Closing – State v. Shands

No Rule for Order of Closing – State v. Shands

In January of 2017, we thought the SC Supreme Court had finally fixed the problem of prosecutors sandbagging in their...

How to Argue Reasonable Doubt

How to Argue Reasonable Doubt

Prosecutor: Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is proof that leaves you firmly convinced that the defendant is guilty. It is...

Finally, Final Closing Argument For the Defense

Finally, Final Closing Argument For the Defense

Edit: The Court withdrew the Beaty opinion, substituting it for a new opinion where they hold that they do not...

Win Your Case

Win Your Case

In Win Your Case, Gerry Spence describes his approach to trying cases, and essentially lays out the method that is...

Every successful case starts with an act of imagination

Every successful case starts with an act of imagination

A few days ago I found this article, written by professor Steven Lubet at the Northwestern University School of Law,...

The “CSI Effect”

The “CSI Effect”

In a comment to “smoke and mirrors,” MBennett pointed back to a post he wrote in 2007 about stock arguments...