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The More Things Change….Expect Many Similarities and a Few Differences in a Post-Pandemic Litigation World

USA - February 25 2021 We’ve now had quite some time to settle into the coronavirus and its social restrictions. If you are like me, you might have even developed a twitch…

Vaccine Alarmism: Learn Better Testimony from the Miscommunications of Science

USA - February 22 2021 Sometimes, in the task of communicating technical or scientific information to the public, something can be lost in the translation. Of course, that…

Appreciate the Nuance: Persuasion Isn’t Dead (Yet)

USA - February 18 2021 In the classic movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, there is a scene that is familiar to fans. It is medieval plague-ridden times, and a man pulls…

Help Your Virtual Jurors Pay Attention

USA - February 15 2021 At this point, approaching our quarantine anniversary, we have all done our fair share of business on Zoom. We know that keeping our attention on the…

Learn Visual Storytelling from the Second Impeachment Trial’s “Day in the Life” Video

USA - February 11 2021 As it was in the first time around, the result for Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial seems to be a foregone conclusion: There is no foreseeable…

Account for ’the Unpacking Effect’: Sums Are Less than Their Parts

Australia - February 8 2021 Lawyers are trained to think logically and analytically. So, if a category ABC includes A, B, and C, one would expect the total, ABC, to be the same…

Expect that Your Jury Is Going to Bring up Those ‘Forbidden Topics’

USA - February 4 2021 “We are not supposed to talk about this.” If you’re observing a mock trial, that is often something you hear from one of the mock jurors…just as they…

Remember that Feelings Trump Facts

United Kingdom - February 1 2021 In recent days, I’ve been thinking about all of the “QAnon” followers, and how and whether they are reconciling recent events with their belief in…

Consider the AI Influence on Medical Liability

USA - January 28 2021 Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to evolve and to incorporate its way into our lives. Versions of AI now routinely tell Americans where to eat…

Break the Backlog: The Durable Conclusions from the Online Courtroom Project

USA - January 25 2021 It was just about a year ago that we all started hearing about a novel virus originating in China. A few months later, as American courts ground to a…