• In order to give yourself the best chance at a favorable outcome, don’t enter the courtroom as part of any marginalized racial, ethnic, or cultural group.
  • If this is your debut in front of a judge, be sure to take the stand with a formal escort, preferably a well-known and respected gentlemen of good stock from the town.
  • It’s always best to represent yourself. You don’t want to appear weak and dependent upon some Bar-certified know-it-all.
  • Have a little fun with your alibi. This could be your only shot to reinvent yourself and perform for a rapt audience!
  • Send out thoughtful, handwritten thank-you cards to the judge, jury, and bailiff no later than one week after a verdict is reached.

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