Essay on Effective Communication Inside the Courtroom

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Effective Communication Inside the Courtroom

Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God? This is a statement that is often heard inside the courtroom, one that all must swear to as they attempt to testify in a court of law. The constitution of the United States allows accused to be judged by a jury of their peers to determine their guilt or innocence (Abadinsky, 1995). In order for that to take place a trial must be conducted to allow the evidence to be presented. In order for that to happen the state must have its attorneys present the facts that have been discovered. It is the responsibility of the state attorney or prosecutor to convince the members of the jury that the events being
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In order to effectively express ones argument the attorney must connect with the members of the jury. In some way they should relate to the people that are making the decision of guilt or innocence. Which means to simplify language, or thought or images so that the common man or woman can understand the purpose. Those people are not only the jury but also opposing counsel and well as the judge. Also, that communication is not only what is verbally spoken but what can also be nonverbal.

Significance of the Study

The legal system is a key component of American life. Thus, this study is significant to three distinct groups: legal professionals, common citizens and scholars. This study is important to the common citizen because the legal system in the United States allows any American citizen over the age of 18 to be eligible for jury service (Lewis 1995). Thus all Americans could benefit from this study in case they are asked to be on a jury. To know proper communication techniques inside the courtroom would help if called to serve. To best understand the ways that those in the legal profession operate allows those asked to serve on a jury to better yield themselves to the proper view of the events.

This study is important to those in the legal profession because it is one that emphasizes
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