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Sarcasm: A Trial Advocacy Skill Lawyers Really Need…….. NOT!

I grew up in south Alabama.
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I mean, SOUTH ALABAMA.  I thought anybody who lived north of Montgomery was a Yankee.

But I heard my first sarcasm from a genuine Yankee when I was ten years old.

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The Handshake of Trust

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As a client and/or witness in a legal dispute you will naturally be shaking hands with the people you greet during the process. This is often the very first chance you have to establish trust with the person you are greeting (either your own lawyer, or a stranger), as well as establishing instinctual trust with everyone who can see you shaking hands. If you do this right, observers will instinctually think that you are more trustworthy than someone you shakes hands “at arms length.” 
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First Impressions Start with Your Face

DOMINANT FACEYour Dominant Face is the face you wear when you don’t think you are communicating with anyone.

[Our use of the term “dominant,” relates to its definition “predominant,” rather than the “controlling or exerting authority,” definition.  Your Dominant Face is the facial expression that you “wear” more than any other when you are not communicating with others.]
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