Pricking Boils and Other Lessons Not Learned on Law & Order: Mitigating and Overcoming Negative Evidence at Trial

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Harry M. Caldwell

Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law

Christopher L. Frost

University of Oklahoma

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

One of the most important skills in being an effective trial lawyer is knowing how to mitigate potentially damaging evidence. Numerous psychological studies support the theory of "pricking the boil." The author applies these studies to a trial scenario, providing insight into the usefulness of this valuable tool.

Keywords: trial lawyer, trial law, evidence, mitigate

Suggested Citation

Caldwell, Harry M. and Frost, Christopher L., Pricking Boils and Other Lessons Not Learned on Law & Order: Mitigating and Overcoming Negative Evidence at Trial (2007). American Journl of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 30, No. 27, 2007, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2207677

Harry M. Caldwell (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law ( email )

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Malibu, CA 90263
United States

Christopher L. Frost

University of Oklahoma ( email )

307 W Brooks
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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