Murphy’s laws on the trial

Bloomfield law.

The most far-reaching judgments are written by the least experienced judges.

Gross laws.

1. If you come to the court hearing in advance, the judge will be late; If you are late for the meeting, the judge will come on time.

2. Even if your case is placed first on the long agenda, it will obey the last – unless you are late.

Templeton’s theorem.

Unfriendly judicial jury training can nullify even your strongest arguments.


If the judge instructs the jury in a favorable spirit for you, the jury will neglect the judge’s instructions.

The Law of Bloom.

Judging jokes are always witty.

Courtney’s supplement for the court session.

The degree of attention of the jury to this certificate is inversely proportional to its importance.

Frost about ships.

The jury is twelve people who determine which of the client’s lawyers is better.

Law of selection of jurors.

Lessons learned during the previous selection of juries are useless for their next selection.


1. The only juror to whom you must certainly give up is a rich professional lawyer.

2. The jury’s high intelligence is not in the best interests of your client.

The law of lies

As often as a lie demonstrates its falsehood, there always remains a certain percentage of people who believe that this is true.


The specified percentage will be presented in the jury.

The law of the court session.

1. You do not realize that your flu has an open form, until you get right before the jury.

2. You understand that you are in trouble when:

a) the judge begins a sentence with the words: “Do you really expect that we will believe …”;

b) the jury applauds the first arguments of your opponent;

c) the secretary of the court session tells you to be silent;

d) the referee and your opponent refer to each other, using their children’s nicknames.

Methods of proof.

However often a lie demonstrates its falsehood, there always remains a certain percentage of people who believe that this is true.


1. Proof using references to non-existent authorities.

2. Proof by the method of bringing to aversion.

3. Proof by attributing to someone.

4. The method of least surprise.

5. Proof by waving hands.

6. Proof by intimidation.

7. Method of postponement until further judicial consideration.

8. Proof by reducing to a chain of lemmas that are irrelevant.

9. Method of convergent irrelevance.

Blackburn rule on errors.

Your opponent’s mistakes never go to the protocol. Your own mistakes are always made before the jury.

The Terry Principle.

Your witness’s witnesses are always more trustworthy than your witnesses.

Law of Judge Fanin.

Damage follows responsibility.

Mendelssohn laws.

1. No matter is settled before its full payment.

2. There is no such thing as “our” lawyer.

Principle of proximity.

Relations with opponents are often more cordial than relationships with colleagues.

Law of defeat.

The most terrible defeat you suffer from a lawyer who studied law in absentia.

Saks’s Law.

If you have two briefcases, you will not be able to seize the court.

The dilemma of the testimony under oath.

In the affidavit, the key information will remain unaffected.

Postta Pratt.

The more effort you put into the preparation of the trial, the more chances for an amicable agreement concluded at the last minute.

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