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Book Review: Win Your Case by Gerry Spence 08.24.17

Gerry Spence is one of the greatest trial lawyers in American history and a hero. He’s known for wearing a signature hide jacket with shreds falling down. The look is not something you would expect from one of America’s best trial lawyers. But, it does a good job of communicating the in intrinsically honest and authentic approach to the law that makes him so great.
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The main takeaway for me from Win Your Case by Gerry Spence is to always be attempting to tap into your third eye. Sounds a bit hocus pocus or voodoo, I know. But, the great basketball coach Phil Jackson also writes about it in his book Sacred Hoops in regard to visualizing your future.
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In this book, the third eye is essentially having the ability to feel the atmosphere in the room. It is understanding that the vibes in the courtroom or work place an using them to your advantage in the court room. Practice using your third eye to determine how you are responding in any environment is crucial to any success. It also means constantly be asking yourself if people are serious, mad, focused, happy, distracted, playful or are you clueless.
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The information in this book also helps with boardroom meetings or any meetings amongst people. For attorneys, it helps to teach how to engage the jury, so they understand what happened with more texture and feeling. In order to connect with them you must learn to actually attempt to promote empathy and correct a wrong.
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In his book, Gerry Spence has a beautiful way of pulling you into his stories. The visuals he paints with his words are stunning because his facts are detailed and succinct.
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Spence also provided an interview to the American Association for Justice in New York in December some time ago when he was 86 years old. Here is the amazing interview:
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Q:     What are you afraid of?
A:     I’m just…I’m just afraid. I know all lawyers are. But you can’t be brave unless you have fear. Fear is a beautiful friend, an unpleasant one, but useful and powerful. So how I do cease being a coward? I confront that fear, honor it. It’s a human way of protection. Acknowledge it.  It’s okay to be afraid. Be real.
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Q:  What makes a successful lawyer?
A:  We are measuring success wrong. We measure by verdict size, not contribution, not impact. A truly successful lawyer is one who laid it all out for an insignificant case, risked everything because it was the right thing to do. Measure by what kind of justice was given. Give the message that you care!  A successful lawyer is a lawyer who honors real people.
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Q:  What was your biggest career mistake?
A:  Well, there isn’t one I haven’t made.  And they have been my greatest gifts. I grow from them. You open the gate to growth. Being arrogant was my biggest career mistake.
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Q:  How do we prove damages for people of older ages?
A:  I am now approaching my 87th year.  And I’ll tell you, my life today is worth 100 times more than it was when I was 21. When I was 21 the whole world was laid out before me.  Now my days are nearing an end. Those days are so valuable.
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A great lawyer practicing out of Flagstaff, Arizona called Gerry Spence John Connor from the Terminator. I couldn’t agree more. The machines are the corporations pushing laws that increase profits and hurt people. They are out of control eating up the money needed to ensure people are well taken care of when they are hurt due to another’s carelessness.
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