Judge Tells How to Talk to Juries
In his talk to the University Law Society last night at Phillips Brooks House Judge Irving Lehman gave some advice to lawyers on how to win the feelings of the jury. According to Judge Lehman the lawyer who can convince the jury of his own endeavor to get at the truth has won half the battle. He also said that the lawyer who appeals to the passions or sympathies of the jury is taking a very dangerous risk of antagonizing them, because, he said, the juries of today are mostly honest men who are seeking after the truth and they feel that any attempt to influence them the other way is wrong.
Judge Lehman summed up by saying that the lawyer, in order to be a success, should always try to determine in what direction the course of the law is heading, and what the future changes will probably be