Litigating is a mix of science and art. It takes the right amount of craft, knowledge, intelligence, evidence and personality to get the people in the box to see things your way. Sometimes it’s easier to do in some areas ...Read More »
Like any other team, litigation squads are susceptible to developing dysfunctional patterns, caused mainly by one or two people who disrupt the entire “flow” of the team and often cause a fatal communication breakdown. Many with dysfunctional communication styles can ...
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Most litigators understand the benefits of early case assessment. It helps their clients plan, among other things, budgets, discovery and strategies for resolving the disputes. Early case assessment with a jury consultant yields similar benefits. Even if your case is ...Read More »
Jury research, though gaining in popularity, is still somewhat mysterious to litigators and their clients. In my practice I still encounter misconceptions about the value of jury research, as well as the limitations. Here are answers to some of the ...Read More »
Witnesses are often the last consideration during trial preparation (immediately before voir dire, that is). I don’t mean the prep sessions at which a mid-level associate or partner works with the witness before trial to review his deposition or talk ...Read More »