Well, conventional wisdom says you can’t win a case in closing, you’ve, at that point, already won or lost. I, as you know by now, disagree with conventional wisdom. I think you can save a case in closing.
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Every judge in New Hampshire has his or her own preferred instructions. It’s not an easy feat to convince a judge your way is better. That’s why I suggest, as you’ll see in the example, that you separate your instructions so that it’s simple for the judge to add or subtract as convinced.
If you’ve done voir dire right, when you open the jury already feels they know and trust you. So, when you open you have a lot less work to do, but, bear in mind, retaining your credibility is key. If you overpromise your case, or mischaracterize the defense, you lose.
Entire books have been written on voir dire, some good, some bad. Voir dire is important. In essence, voir dire has two prima1y focuses; to discuss bias and establish yourself as the “good guy”, the truth teller.
There is little commentary one need make on discovery in slips, trips, and falls. Attached, you will find examples of an initial claim letter requesting fundamental discovery, intended to be sent to a landowner. You’ll also find sets of questions for various types of cases.
Just a few weeks ago, our firm began representing a wrongfully fired principal from a local elementary school. Many of our readers may have heard about the incident, since it was a very public affair covered throughout the state by television, radio, and newspaper media outlets.
It’s May 1, 1969. As the war continues in Vietnam, people gather in the Senate Subcommittee on Communications in D.C. to fight for what they believe is critical to the American public. Proposed budget cuts to Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) threaten the programs that have become dear to so many, and $20 million is on the line. For a public television station, this is everything.