When trial lawyers dream, their dreams often involve friendly juries. We spend a lot of energy, time and money learning how to best prepare for a jury trial, how to make arguments to a jury and how to question a witness in a jury trial. We don’t dream about bench trials much, if we think about them at all. Even when we do, we don’t put much consideration into how discovery or the presentation of evidence might be different when a judge, not a jury is the fact finder. In this webcast we will talk about when a trial to the bench might be a good option, how to prepare specifically for a bench trial and how advocacy to a judge might be different than to a jury.
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