Dr. Homoly spoke first and explained to the group of Ohio criminal defense lawyers what it means to be influential with the jury. He described the importance of making a “connection” with the jury. Dr. Homoly explained that there are two ways to make this connection. The first way is to connect with your eyes; the second is to connect with disclosure.
Here is a portion of what he said about connection:
Dr. Homoly also described the particular power of disclosure and how disclosure relates to connection. He explained that personal disclosure “makes you exquisitely interesting” with the jury:
Barone spoke afterward and picked up where Dr. Homoly left off. Barone talked about how to use disclosure during voir dire in a criminal trial. Also, how disclosure during voir dire by the attorney in a criminal case is far more effective than when the same thing is done by the judge.
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Thanks to Tim Huey for putting together an awesome seminar.