I thought I would attempt to start a thread for the DT. It is obvious that they do read here and use what they can for their case. So here you go- here is the opinions (no personal attacks or name calling pls) just honest opinions from average people who could be part of your jury pool. I will start with my opinion of your "client". 1- You need to remind her DAILY that this whole trial is about the DEATH of her ONLY daughter- she very rarely shows ANY emotion or remorse for this loss.(AS YOU SEE I AM NOT TALKING GUILT JUST PLAIN LOSS) 2-Facial Expressions- only on rare occasion does she make any facial gesture to what is going on in that court room, but boy do you see her demeanor change when she is chatting with members of your team- not good - the jury will pick up on this faster than you think 3-Hair- the long hair needs to go- it has been mentioned on this site before that she should cut it an donate it to LOCKS OF LOVE- she needs to have more appropriate hair style and less to play with -smooth out or twirl 4-Clothing - plain and simple no matter what it is IT NEEDS TO FIT 5-Paralegal activities -do not continue to pretend to be something your not-just like you didn't have a job- it shows that you are cold and heartless and could truly careless of what is going on in that room 6-Acknowledging your family-FINALLY yesterday you ack your mother-IT IS ABOUT TIME-you need to ack your family whether you like it or not- completely ignoring them again shows your cold heart- Now on to JB 1-Public Speaking 101- practice practice practice - get a mirror and a camcorder and use it daily 2-Facial Expression- get rid of that SMIRK-and please dear god quit rolling your eyes 3-Vocabulary- do not use vocabulary that you do not know what it means-anyone can pick up a dictionary and choose a new word- but it makes you appear to be uneducated-so stick with what you know 4-Speed- Move it along -get what you need to ask done - you are going 10 mile out of your way just to get to the next block and it will only show the jury that you cannot formulate a specific question 5-Morals- quit trying to play dirty and just do your job- you know the law and know the rules so quit wasting everyone's time-ps your jury will pick up on it 6-Area of Expertise- you know your area so stick with it and let the others on your team handle the areas where they are good at- Now on to CM 1-Excuses- quit using the excuse that your hard of hearing- it is getting old and ridiculous -you hear what you want to hear plain and simple and will turn the jury off 2-Old Boys Club- this is another huge turn off- people want to believe in change -so quit playing that card 3-Expertise- You are a well seasoned lawyer so start acting like it- these juvenile games are getting old and tiring-Do what you know and move on You are all here to do a job, so just do it and get on with what you have- I will tell you that in MOO that there are many hurdles that you need to overcome -so start dealing with the facts instead of trying to play the magic cup game- I can only tell you my opinion but I would take note of this which is most important-if there is anyone on your jury who has children, cousins, nieces or nephews or has ever babysat in their lives you are going to have a huge problem and here is why- Any person who has ever been out with a child anywhere ie:store, park etc-that had the responsibility of watching a child- that turned their back for only a second, then turn back and the child had wandered off, and this person got that horrible sick feeling in the pit of their stomach to only realize that the child was just a few steps away will never ever ever in a million years forget that horrific feeling and will never comprehend how anyone could go on and do what your client did which was go about her merry way without a care in the world- IMO :twocents: MODS if this is a bad idea pls delete and accept my humble apologies - I just like to face a problem head on!