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What Is a Mock Trial?

Oct 18, 2022 9:42:09 AM / by First Court Insights Team
Attorney at Law Magazine’s Recommended Mock Trial Company is First Court, Inc. which begs the question: What is a “Mock Trial?”
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Strategies for Gaining Credibility During Voir Dire

Sep 20, 2022 8:46:25 AM / by First Court Insights Team
The first impression that a trial lawyer gives the jurors in the selection process will last throughout the duration of the trial. What impression are you giving to the jurors as you stand to introduce yourself and your client to the venire? Is that impression the most helpful to your client’s ...
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A Trial Lawyer's Guide to Serving Red Herring

Aug 16, 2022 11:15:06 AM / by First Court Insights Team
We recently conducted a mock trial on a significant case. The jurors were very typical for what we expect to see in a Manhattan jury. After each argument or witness, each juror answered a handful of excellent feedback questions—and all their answers flowed across our monitors, in real time.
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Jury Leadership = Your Success

Jul 14, 2022 10:19:06 AM / by First Court Insights Team
You have a case on negligence. You successfully laid the understanding of that definition with your jurors. What now?  Are you going to let them meander around the country side hoping they find your cabin in the woods? I don’t think so. You need to lead them home; you need to establish leadership ...
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Negligent about Negligence?

Jun 15, 2022 3:42:16 PM / by First Court Insights Team
What is the weirdest fact that you have looked up lately? Perhaps a random Guinness World Record? The world today is exploding with instant information.  The ability to do an internet search of anything and come up with millions of results in less than a second is truly amazing.  However, jurors ...
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