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Quick Tips for Defense Attorneys
Practical techniques and ideas in just a few minutes

4. Don't Let Your Notes Get in the Way

If the defense goal is connection, you can't be looking down at notes the whole time. But what do you do instead? There's no need to fully memorize, but this is one of many techniques for lifting the words from the page, one idea at a time.

Today's book recommendation is The Articulate Advocate, by Brian Johnson and Marsha Hunter. For years, Brian and Marsha taught lawyers the skills of live presentation at private firms and through NITA. I'm grateful to them for handing the baton to me to take over some of their key clients before they retired a few years ago. Their book is the bible for anything having to do with live presentation in a courtroom environment.

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