The Champion

August 2007 , Page 59 

Search the Champion Looking for something specific?

Preview of Member Only Content

For full access: login or Become a Member Join Now

Practice Points

By Denis M. Devlaming, edited by Elizabeth Kelley

Read more Practice Points columns.

How to Practice to Improve Your Practice And How to Improve Your Courtroom Delivery

Watching an Olympic gymnast may improve your gymnastics skills, but without practice on your own, you will never make it to the top. The same applies to law. It is certainly helpful to watch the best lawyers in action as they try a case. There is no substitute, however, for getting into court and trying cases yourself. Some lawyers will never improve no matter how hard they try. They seem to get stuck in “what works for them” and stop practicing and innovating their delivery.

The purpose of this article is not to sell electronic devices or software, but rather to pass on what has worked for me. Every time I get the opportunity to speak to law students or lawyers just out of law school, I tell them that they can become far better trial lawyers if they would only spend $29. That seems to get their attention. I go on to say that if they would go to an electronics store and buy a

Want to read more?

The Champion archive is reserved for NACDL members.

NACDL members, please login to read the rest of this article.
login

Not a member? Join now.
Join Now
Or click here to see an overview of NACDL Member benefits.

See what NACDL members say about us.

To read the current issue of The Champion in its entirety, click here.

  • Media inquiries: Contact NACDL's Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at 202-465-7662 or idominguez@nacdl.org
  • Academic Requests: Full articles of The Champion Magazine are available for academic and research purposes in the WestLaw and LexisNexis databases.

In This Section

Advertisement Advertise with Us
ad