Monday, January 12, 2009

The Less You Sound Like a Lawyer, The Better Off You'll Be

ABA Journal Blog has an excellent article titled Persuasive Direct by Jim McElhaney. Jim McElhaney is the Baker and Hostetler Distinguished Scholar in Trial Practice at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland and the Joseph C. Hutcheson Distinguished Lecturer in Trial Advocacy at South Texas College of Law in Houston. He is a senior editor and columnist for Litigation, the journal of the ABA Section of Litigation. Take a minute and read this piece to learn how no to talk as a lawyer. Leave your comments!


  1. Yes, a lawyer should more sound like a human rather than a lawyer. It brings them more close to common people.

  2. I totally agree with your point. People always afraid to go to two professionals most, doctor and lawyer. They should more sound like a friend rather than a lawyer or doctor.