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Expect Bias Statements to be Unreliable and Often Overcorrected

USA - July 24 2017 Jurors and judges sit in court and evaluate credibility. They continuously assess who is telling the truth and who isn't. But what is the bias in…

Compensate for Dry Style or Dry Material: Seven Ways

USA - July 20 2017 Imagine this: Your success as an attorney or a witness requires a painstaking dig into the fine points of securities trading. Or offshore corporation…

Treat Your Social Profile Like Your Public Profile

USA - July 17 2017 "Careful what you email" has become a pretty important consideration in Washington lately, and not just for the politicians. This past week, Marc…

Be the Director of Your Witness's Direct Examination

USA - July 6 2017 When we think of the most exciting moments in Hollywood's version of a trial, direct examination isn't among them. The act of putting on your own…

Don't Let Anti-Lawyer Assumptions Keep You Out of the Courtroom

USA - June 15 2017 It's an occupational hazard: If you're a lawyer, then you're going to hear lawyer jokes. One that I'm fond of is, "There is really only one lawyer…

Take Care When Calling Out a Liar

USA - June 12 2017 For politically-oriented news junkies, this past Thursday featured must-watch fare. Former FBI Director James Comey raised his hand, took the oath…

Treat Consultant-Assisted Voir Dire as Virtue Not Vice

USA - May 29 2017 High profile trials often lead to temporarily renewed awareness of the litigation consulting field. This time around, the rediscovery has to do with…

Use Cartoon-style Graphics to Persuade

USA - May 22 2017 The common challenge in jury trial, and often in arbitration and bench trial as well, is to get your fact finders to follow, to understand, and to…

Avoid the Telltale Signs of Pretext

USA - May 18 2017 Why did President Trump fire FBI Director James Comey? As of press time for this blog post, the answer is that it depends on who you ask and what day…

Try a Summary Trial

USA - May 15 2017 Going to trial is a lot like going to Disneyland! But only in the sense that it is very expensive, and you will spend a lot of your time waiting. The…