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How much power does self-perception hold over our actions, and what role does it play in a courtroom scenario? How critical is the reconciliation of dual identities, especially when it comes to legal proceedings? If these questions intrigue you, then this episode is perfect for you. Join me as I discuss the profound impact of client self-image on case testimony, how a client’s perception of themselves can significantly alter their behavior, and how jurors’ immediate judgments can adversely affect a case. I’m also offering gentle strategies that attorneys can adopt to tackle these issues. 

Moving on to the realm of dual identities, we unravel how they can emerge in legal cases and their implications, including a case study about a client who had to grapple with two contrasting identities, and the eventual resolution that led to positive outcomes. We break down the confusion between identity and reputation, and why self-awareness is important. Join me for this illuminating discussion that unlocks the psychological dimensions of trial preparation. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Client self-image and testimony impact
  • Navigating dual identities and perceptions in a legal case
  • How self-awareness and reputation can become twisted up in our minds

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“You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero:

Winning Case Preparation: Understanding Jury Bias: 

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