Despite familiarity with the phrase “less is more,” lawyers can’t seem to help themselves—they ask question after question after question. That this irks jurors is beyond doubt. As one article written by a jurist who interviewed hundreds of jurors reported:

“The most important theme that came through on evidence presentation: do not repeat what you’re saying. The jurors really, really despise repetition, because they feel like you’re talking down to them. They feel like you think they’re stupid if you keep repeating matters over and over.”