Friday, April 1, 2005

Trial practice lessons from poker


Trial practice lessons from poker Posted by Hello

An article in the March ABA Journal discusses lessons that lawyers can learn from poker, including how to read people's reactions (at the card table or in the jury box) and how to negotiate without showing your cards (literally, in the case of poker, or figuratively, in most other cases). Pete Hume, Courtroom Card Sharks, ABA J., March 2005. [April 2006: the link to the article on the ABA's website no longer works. Remember that the ABA Journal is available in print, on Westlaw, and on LexisNexis.]

Photo is of Ben Newmark, of the state's attorney's office, from the Chicago Daily News, 1921, available from the Library of Congress's American Memory project.

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1 comment:

Poker Paul said...

I realy feel for the gamblers in the US. I cant beleive your Congress banned all banks and credit card companies from accepting transactions from online gambling sites which makes you unable to play online poker. What a bunch of hypocrites your state government are. They have the largest gambling operations with lotto, keno, etc. If they truly believed their rhetoric about internet gambling they would cut out the state operations also. And now they are bringing in a law to legalise slot machines. Personally I would have a big grudge against any party that stopped me from playing on a online poker site. I think there must be some way for you guys to get around this problem. Must make you wonder if you are living in the land of the free when it seems the government has full control on what it will and wont let you do.