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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...

Mistaken Identity – Lucky Whitehead Lucks Out

Mistaken Identity – Lucky Whitehead Lucks Out

The Dallas Cowboys cut wide receiver Lucky Whitehead last week after discovering that he had been arrested for shoplifting and...

State v. Berry – How to Get Inadmissible Testimony in Front of the Jury

State v. Berry – How to Get Inadmissible Testimony in Front of the Jury

If you are a prosecutor, anyway:  When an objection is sustained, just keep asking similar questions so the jury can...

Michael Dunn verdict – begin with the truth, please

Michael Dunn verdict – begin with the truth, please

Last night and this morning I began to see a flood of commentary on the Michael Dunn verdict – I...

The words we choose

The words we choose

I’ve been thinking a lot of how we talk to one another – the words we choose, or don’t choose...

Scenes of a Crime – Review

Scenes of a Crime – Review

Scenes of a crime is a compelling documentary about the case of Adrian Thomas, who was convicted of killing his...

Being Real

Being Real

Tonight we sat around the kitchen table and took turns reading The Velveteen Rabbit.  Most of us have probably heard...

Arraignments

Arraignments

For now, there is no such thing as a formal “arraignment” in South Carolina, although that was addressed in the...

Why it matters if your defense lawyer used to be a prosecutor

Why it matters if your defense lawyer used to be a prosecutor

Defense lawyers promoting themselves and using “former prosecutor” as a selling point has always been an annoyance – I’ve thought...

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...