The concepts of “theme” and theory” are well known for planning a trial; but having a sentencing “theme” and “theory” may not be on every lawyer’s radar. This article persuasively shows the importance of deploying each concept when planning and presenting a sentencing case for the defendant. The author brings a special perspective, with a background not only as a lawyer but as an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose practice focuses primarily on the production of sentencing mitigation videos for lawyers nationwide.
May 15, 2017
Passon, WINNING AT SENTENCING WITH THEORIES, THEMES, AND THE CREATIVE DEMONSTRATION OF TRUTH, 41 Champion 52 (March, 2017)