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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...

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...

Foundations, anchors, and opening statements

Foundations, anchors, and opening statements

Skimming through notes on my iphone from the past year or so, I came across one that I wrote about...

The Wall

The Wall

Johnny Cash has a wealth of songs about prison, about misery, about murderers from the point of view of the...

Myrtle Beach Police Department Minimalism

Myrtle Beach Police Department Minimalism

For some time now, Myrtle Beach Police Department has made their incident reports available to the public on their website,...

Sources for stories, myths, and fables

Sources for stories, myths, and fables

I’ve been meaning to look for good collections of stories and myths to read, in the search for better ways...

Being Real

Being Real

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

Music in trial

Music in trial

Music can be a powerful tool – in trial preparation and, when appropriate, in trial as well.  For many cases,...

Perspective

Perspective

The story of every case will change, sometimes dramatically, depending on who is telling the story.  Motivations change, facts change,...

Mitigation and point of view

Mitigation and point of view

Whether a client’s goal is a dismissal, an acquittal, a reduced charge or a reduced sentence, I’ve found that mitigation...