The Best Story Wins, and Other Advice for New Prosecutors
Written by John Bobo
Required reading for the new prosecutor. By John Bobo, a legendary legal educator and former prosecutor himself. The Best Story Wins examines the critical role of storytelling in effective advocacy. Mr. Bobo imparts readers with the wisdom that leads to winning at trial - crafting a theme for your case, effectively battling defense attorneys, and communicating with both judges and juries in memorable ways.
Published March, 2010. ISBN: 9781932056952
About the author:
A well-known national trainer of prosecutors, John Bobo served as a prosecutor for the State of Tennessee before joining the American Prosecutors Research Institute in Alexandria, VA. Receiving his J.D. from the University of Memphis in 1991, John has prosecuted cases ranging from first-degree murder to shovel and knife fights, but his primary areas of focus were narcotics offenses, vehicular homicides and impaired driving related crimes. In 2004, John was appointed by the White House to serve in the U.S. Department of Transportation to work on drug and alcohol policy issues, and he later headed up U.S. DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration. Currently, he lives in the Washington, D.C. area working as a speaker, writer and consultant.
“A must read…It is truly one of the best explanations of what it is to be a prosecutor in print today. John Bobo writes with an easy wit and entertaining style about the trials and tribulations of having the most serious job there is. His book thrives because he is sharing the secrets he learned by doing. I only wish that the rest of society could be convinced to pick it up. They would enjoy it and be amazed and better understand the most important role in the criminal justice system today. I am putting it on my law students reading list now.” -Joe McCormack, Bureau Chief, Bronx District Attorney’s Office, New York & Adjunct Professor, St. John’s School of Law