The august trial lawyer's long-winded, eloquent opening statement may be going the way of the dodo. That's because the audience -- the jury -- keeps getting younger. Raised on video games and cable TV, 20- and 30-somethings want succinct statements and multimedia storytelling. So profound are the shift's implications that five law schools have developed new curricula in response. One expert calls the new reality "the third revolution of jury trial advocacy."
Pitching the Gen X Jury
The National Law Journal
June 11, 2004
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