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How do the most celebrated trial lawyers of our generation convince 12 strangers? What are their secrets of persuasion and tricks of the trade? "Behind the Trial" will take you to the front lines and reveal how it all works when lives, fortunes, and reputations hang in the balance.

Presented by Benchmark Litigation in association with McKool Smith, the Behind the Trial podcast series features in-depth discussions with the nation’s most iconic trial lawyers. Host and fellow trial lawyer Courtland Reichman captures the unique voice and style of each trial star by covering their best practices for presenting to a jury or judge, pitfalls to avoid, and the art of persuasion. 

Episode 00 (January 2018)

Welcome to Episode 00 of Behind the Trial as host and trial lawyer Courtland Reichman introduces and explains the importance of this special podcast series. Episode 00 also takes us to Times Square as our man on the street interviews passer byes to learn more about some of the common perceptions of trial lawyers, juries, and trial practice as a whole. Then, hear clips from our interviews with some of the trial masters, including David Boies (Boies Schiller), Evan Chesler (Cravath), Elkan Abramowitz (Morvillo Abramowitz), and Diane Sullivan (Weil Gotshal), as they provide unique insights on effectively trying cases and persuading juries.

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Hosted by Courtland Reichman

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