In her new courtroom thriller, Under Oath, Margaret McLean occasionally writes from the jury's point of view. It makes for some interesting reading.
Thinking from the jury's point of view is, of course, a skill that every trial lawyer should develop. For one thing, it will help you keep the jury from viewing you like the jurors view the lawyers in McLean's book:
"They think we're stupid, like the law's too complicated for us. Lawyers and judges think they're so far above everybody else."
"And then they pretend they're one of us when they try a case," Henry said.
Several jurors sneered and nodded.
There's a lesson there for trial lawyers who are humble enough to see it.