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~~~~~~Tips and Topics from Jurisdictionary~~~~~Casey Anthony & Lawyer Know-How
What did the lawyers need to know?
If you believe they needed to go to law school to learn how to do what they did,
you're dead wrong!Think!
- They called witnesses.
- They reviewed evidence.
- They made objections.
- They argued over jury instructions.
Think about it, please.
Just go over in your mind what you saw of the trial on TV. Or, if you haven't watched, go back over what you've seen on "Law & Order" or any other TV show or movie that depicts trials and court proceedings.
Was any of it all that complicated?
Did any of it require a law school education?
What did the lawyers REALLY NEED TO KNOW?
Let me tell you.
The lawyers needed to know only the following:
- the fact elements of the crimes charged,
- the available evidence that would establish (or oppose) those fact elements,
- how to get evidence admitted to the record,
- how to question witnesses on the stand,
- how to object when the judge or other side went outside the rules, and
- how to argue convincingly.
#1 - We all know how to find fact elements of crimes charged. They're set out in statute books and spelled out in jury instructions. No law school education required!
#2 - Evidence is found by law enforcement or dragged out of witnesses ... willing or unwilling. It doesn't require much of lawyers other than to follow leads. It certainly does not require a 3-year law school education! It's all simple, step-by-step common-sense mixed with a bit of work digging for the facts! Nothing complicated at all!
#3 - Getting evidence admitted requires nothing more than a passing knowledge of a few evidence rules. (Only 13 pages in federal cases and not much more in the 50 states.) Nothing that requires 3 years in law school.
#4 - Questioning witnesses requires knowing only a few rules. None of these is complex or more than an average 8th grader can understand. Here are a few:
(1) you may not lead your own witness,
(2) you may not ask a witness what was said by someone who is not in court,
(3) you may not ask a witness to guess what someone else was thinking,
(4) you cannot ask a witness to guess at facts (unless the witness is an expert). These few rules can be
learned by anyone in a matter of hours ... not 3 years at an expensive law school!
#5 - Learning how to object effectively requires nothing more than reading my tutorial on courtroom objections. There are only a few objections to learn. If you've been following the Casey Anthony trial, you heard the same ones repeated again and again - and none of them were too complicated for an average 8th grader to learn. The lawyers would have you believe it's all too complicated, so you can hire one and pay through the nose!
#6 - Finally, how to argue convincingly is something we are either born with or can learn by arguing with family members and friends about baseball or how to fry chicken. It isn't rocket science or differential calculus! It's just a process of building facts one upon another until your facts outweigh those of your opponent. Law schools don't teach this, anyway.
So? What did the lawyers need to know?
- Nothing that isn't covered thoroughly and simply-put in my official 24-hour, step-by-step Jurisdictionary"How to Win in Court" course.
If you've been watching the trial, you saw the lawyers call witnesses and present evidence. You saw them make objections.
What else did they need to know?
Just what I've said in this newsletter - nothing more!
- Fact elements, and
- How to get those fact elements into evidence.
THAT'S ALL YOU NEED KNOW TO WIN YOUR CASE!If yours is a civil case, you go after fact elements of causes of action pleaded by the plaintiff or elements of the affirmative defenses pleaded by the defendant. All explained fully in my course.
If yours is a criminal case, you go after facts to show there is "reasonable doubt" as to the reliability of facts presented by the prosecution. Similarly covered in my course.
Learning elements and how to get facts into evidence is a simple, straightforward process any average 8th grader can learn in just 24 hours with my official, affordable, 24-hour, Jurisdictionary "How to Win in Court" course that will lay it all out for you step-by-step.
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