I swear, if *one* more person asks me, “What should I ask in voir dire…?”
Kidding. Y’all know I’m here to help.
So let me help you by asking you to stop asking that question.
There’s a better question to ask, and I give you the deets in this episode.
Check it out.
“Ok, Sari, I now get how important voir dire is, but what do I cover if I only have limited time?”
This. This is what you cover whether you have all the time in the world (put it at the end!) or limited time.
What is “this?” Check out the podcast, and get a pen and paper out!
Preponderance. More likely than not. 51 vs. 49 percent.
No matter how you slice it, jurors don’t get the concept of a lower burden of proof, and even if they did, they’re still going to require you prove it “beyond a reasonable doubt” anyway.
So what’s an attorney to do?
Check out this podcast for my [evolving] thoughts on the matter.
You’re scared of biased jurors, I get it.
But would you be as scared if jurors are biased FOR you?
Guess what. They are. They just don’t know it yet.
We can’t change juror’s minds, but we can change the conversation. And that, my friend, changes everything.
Give this podcast a listen to learn more.
Recent post in FB by a friend:
“Lawyers use the words ‘subsequent’ and ‘prior’ more than any other profession. I am convinced of this. Just say before and after. It isn’t difficult.”
Y’all are talking like LAWYERS when you should be talking like JURORS in voir dire. The coffee rule can help.
Give this podcast a listen to learn what the coffee rule is and how to use it.
When I tell my clients their case is good, a look of horror comes over their face.
“What? Don’t say that!”
Um. This is a problem. If saying “this case is good” makes you feel like I’ll jinx it, something else is going on underneath the surface. And until you fix it, you’re going to struggle at trial.
Find out what that is by giving this episode a listen.
Y’all know I hate the “hobbies” question. But there’s another question I hate and that is:
“How does that make you feel?”
There are several reasons for that, which I’ll discuss in this episode, but I’ll also teach you how to reverse engineer the self-coaching model to get at what jurors need to be feeling in order to take action for you.
I explain it all in this episode.
You do NOT want to miss this episode.
Here’s why: in this episode I walk you through the four questions you can use to get the jurors to give YOU the principles in your case instead of the other way around.
It’s groundbreaking and yet utterly simple. And…you get a cheat sheet to follow! Download it here: www.fromhostagetohero.com/4questions
I get this question a lot.
You might know what my answer is, but do you know WHY I answer the way I do?
In this podcast episode I walk you through my thought process and what to do if you insist on sharing duties with your co-counsel.
Give it a listen.
I was in the From Hostage to Hero FB group a few weeks ago talking about my revolutionary voir dire process: ISSUE ORIENTED VOIR DIRE.
Want to find out what it is and how to use it in your next case?
Give this podcast episode a listen to find out!
Sari de la Motte is the host of "From Hostage to Hero." She has been dubbed the "Attorney Whisperer" because of her unique ability to help attorneys communicate their true selves.