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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Trial Process

Not everyone who breaks the law—be it civil or criminal—has to go to court. Most people choose to plead guilty or settle before having to go to trial. But, on the other hand, people also have the right to go to trial and make their arguments heard. If you plan on going to trial in […]

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Common Mistakes in Mock Trial and How to Avoid Them 

You may have heard that only you get one shot at making a good first impression. In a trial, this is true. The mock trial is the perfect opportunity to prepare for your case, but you need to practice as if it is your only opportunity to get your case right. We look at common […]

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Trial Preparation Tips: Technology, Strategy, and Good Communication 

The trial is at the center of our great justice system. In a society where due process is a staple of our criminal justice, the trial—in many cases—is the battlefield where attorneys use evidence, witness testimony, timelines, expert testimony, and other tactics to defend their clients and present their case to the jury.  A lot […]

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Mastering Jury Trial Preparation: Opening and Closing Statements

The American Bar Association deems a trial lawyer’s opening and closing statements as the bookends of your trial. Yes, they frame the opening and closing of your trial, but they also provide an opportunity for you to tell your client’s story and frame it in a particular way so that the jury might appreciate it […]

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The Sixth Amendment and How It Came to Be

Embedded in the fibers of our justice system is the fundamental idea that all human lives are valuable and that freedom is an inalienable right. This is why our society does not take stripping someone’s freedom lightly. The system may not be perfect and it has its flaws, but when it comes down to it, […]

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What Is A Shadow Jury and How Can It Benefit You?

Hearing the term “shadow jury” may make you think of an action flick or an airport novel. Although this term may elicit images of some dark, shady corporation or group of people that pull the strings behind the scenes, as our main character has to traverse through the city’s underbelly in order to solve a […]

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Preparing for Your Upcoming Court Date

Court cases can be incredibly stressful events. Not many people have to endure the existential dread of sitting in a room full of strangers who are there to judge your actions. Thankfully, there’s a way to prepare yourself for your court date. Jonathan Leach, LLC is a trial consulting firm devoted to providing guidance and […]

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Four Benefits of Using Mock Trials

Have you ever planned something down to a T—a party, a proposal, a school project, something—just for it to completely blow up and go wrong? If you have, you’re not alone. Such is life. But when it comes to a trial and winning a case, you don’t want to face that risk. Mock trials allow […]

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