DiscoverMay the Record Reflect21: Top 10 Trial Tips that Make a Difference, with Steve Wood
21: Top 10 Trial Tips that Make a Difference, with Steve Wood

21: Top 10 Trial Tips that Make a Difference, with Steve Wood

Update: 2021-08-03
Share

Description

In Episode 21 of May the Record Reflect, veteran prosecutor Steve Wood joins us to share his ten favorite trial tips. He also talks about what he remembers about his first trial, his life in public service as the Delaware DOJ’s leading trial attorney, and the other reflections on living the lawyering life. 

Topics
2:43     Tip #1
5:20     Why law?
7:18     Tip #2
10:31   Recollections of his first trial
13:08   Tip #3
18:08   Favorite part of trial
25:04   Tip #4
27:15   Nerves and anxiety about trial
28:34   Tip #5
32:49   Unwinding after trial
34:16   Tip #6
38:34   Most agonizing career decision
40:49   Public service careers
45:36   Tip #7
48:36   A high-profile case I wish I’d tried
49:56   Tip #8
52:28   Tip #9
54:03   Retirement
54:30   Tip #10
56:27   Signature signoff question

Quote
“Somebody I taught with [at NITA] once said something I thought was brilliant, and it’s this: ‘Time is the measure of importance in the courtroom, whether you want it to be or not.’ And what that means is, we indicate importance by how much time we spend on something.”

 

Recommended Resources

Steven P. Wood (bio)

America’s Constitution: A Biography (book)

So Many Ways to Lose (book)

Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass (book)

 

Read NITA’s statement on the important of in-person advocacy in courts, here.

Comments 
In Channel
loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

21: Top 10 Trial Tips that Make a Difference, with Steve Wood

21: Top 10 Trial Tips that Make a Difference, with Steve Wood

National Institute for Trial Advocacy