Over the weekend, I caught part of a "CNN Presents" program about John Edwards, which contained a segment on Edwards' career as a personal injury lawyer.
By now, everyone has heard about Edwards' successes, but the program included some interviews with lawyers and judges who'd seen Edwards in action. Here's how one judge summed up an Edwards closing argument: "It was like he was leaning over the fence, talking to his neighbor."
It seemed to me like a style all lawyers should emulate, so I decided to pass it on here. For more advice about how to speak to juries, see my earlier post titled "Gerry Spence on Common Speech."