Posts cover criminal law issues and current events from the standpoint of a prosecutor, offer insight into the criminal justice system and trials and tell amusing court stories.
The blog offers advice to trial attorneys about the various aspects of the courtroom, including how to write opening statements and how to best influence a jury.
"Thoughts on juries, trials, and the modern age of data-driven jury consulting."
"Trial technology, litigation support and cognitive perspective. Not necessarily in that order."
"Dedicated to those who practice in our nation’s courtrooms and make our adversarial system an engine for justice. All are welcome to share their knowledge and experience about what works in communicating with judges and juries."
"Jury selection is a critically important process and that it can be maddeningly difficult. We walk a tightrope over a minefield trying to find jurors who can be truly open-minded; people who will open up their hearts and minds to hear our client’s case. And we know from experience that in order for true justice to prevail, the jury that decides the case must be nothing less than omni exceptione majores—above all challenge."
"Discusses recent jury trials of interest, weighs in on controversies in the procedures of jury trials, and reviews studies of jury behavior and decision-making."
Posts explore "how research findings and current events inform juror decision-making; uncovering juror bias; how values, attitudes and life experiences affect our choices and decisions; and what makes particular witnesses and evidence powerful or pointless. We continue to track 'my brain made me do it' defenses and apply recent research to our ongoing work."
Posts offer trial tips for attorneys, cover work-life balance or are journal entries about the author's own life.
"Tips for Young Lawyers offers tips, thoughts and ideas to help young and experienced lawyers alike with issues that confront their daily practice." Headlines include "The Power of Sound Bites," "10 Things to Keep in Your Briefcase," "The Firm Is Just Not that into You" and "Be Your Own CEO."
A trial attorney offers tips on how to persuade a jury and communicate effectively and other trial advice.