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Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute
August 6-8, 2015
Kissimmee, FL

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With Special Session drawing to a close, we wanted to share this great FJA success story with you - our Members and...

Posted by Florida Justice Association on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Evidence Section // by Matt Schultz
From the FJA Journal Issue #583, March/April 2015

Getting in Your “Rules of the Road” Evidence


Most trial attorneys are familiar with Rick Friedman’s “Rules of the Road,” so much so that we frequently see listserv requests for “rules of the road” outlines on various issues. The technique is powerful—requiring a defendant, most often a corporate representative, to commit to “rules” that should never be broken and then forcing admissions that the rules were broken in your case. Here is an example from a road construction case we tried (and won) last year, where the construction company violated basic maintenance of traffic rules that its project leader was not even familiar with:

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