It’s no secret, jurors are consumed with disgust the second they hear your client is charged with sexually abusing a child. Try as you might to eliminate “bad” jurors, inevitably, your jury will be made up of people who believe your client is guilty but, nonetheless, assured the Court they can be fair. Though we know how jurors think, we do little-to-nothing at trial to change their thinking. Arguing the child’s changing story is not enough. The jury needs more information. And, the information is surprisingly abundant in the case file and at your fingertips.
Experience trial through the eyes of the jury. See what the jury sees and learn what the jury wants. Specific changes are identified, followed by instruction on how to make those changes using the State’s own witnesses. This is a crash course on how to take control of a trial, transform State’s witnesses into your witnesses, and give the jury reason to doubt. Motion practice is essential in these cases, therefore, a motion bank is included with the materials. Time permitting, we will discuss how to best use the motions to advance your case.
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