3 Critical Mock Trial “Clopening” Litigation Graphics Best Practices

November 22nd, 2019|The Litigation Consulting Report (A2L Consulting)|

As both a leading jury consulting firm and a leading litigation graphics consulting firm, we can offer a unique perspective about the intersection of these two fields. A mock trial is frequently a part of A2L's jury consulting work. One aspect of designing and executing a valuable mock trial that I take particular interest in is the development of litigation graphics for both sides of the case. This litigation graphics presentation is typically created in PowerPoint and is designed to support the "clopening" argument for each side's case. If it is not apparent, the industry term "clopening" is a portmanteau

Don’t say yes, when you mean, I don’t know…

November 21st, 2019|2's Company - Magnus Insights|

We once had an employee who was full of lessons for us. She worked hard, but sometimes she had to work extra hard to overcome her own limitations. This resulted in her inability to focus on a question at hand. And, I don’t know if it was to be dismissive in order to return to “her work,” but, on numerous occasions she answered “yes” when asked if something was done. Such as, “Has the hotel signed the confidentiality agreement?”; “Does the hotel have free parking for the mock jurors?”; “Does the hotel have room service?”; “Is there an airport shuttle?”;

Robotic Surgery – The Rising Trend in the Technology Market

November 21st, 2019|DOAR|

By: Moiz Khan, Consulting Expert & Michael Connelly, Director of IP Litigation   Over the past several years, a growing trend in the use of surgical robotics has been seen in several different areas of surgery, including pediatric, gynecologic, and cardiothoracic surgery, to name a few[1]. The benefits include improved surgical precision, reliability and reproducibility, and improved surgeon dexterity. With the advancement of computational power, robotics and its technologies have been on the rise. Mathematically intensive algorithms can be calculated in real-time, allowing machines to become incorporated in a time-intensive surgical environment. Valued at $5.5 billion in 2019, the surgical

Be “Tough and Firm” Rather than “Warm and Friendly” in Negotiations

November 18th, 2019|Persuasive Litigator (Persuasion Strategies)|

By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: There’s an old expression: “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Assuming that your goal is not to actually catch flies, but instead, to get what you want in some kind of negotiation, the expression means that a warm and friendly approach will be best. And I have known many attorneys who feel the same regarding their interactions with opposing counsel. Sometimes, to the astonishment of their own clients, the interactions with the other side can be friendly, or even jovial, up to a point. But is the adage correct? Is a polite

Communicating with Jurors in the Current Political Environment

November 18th, 2019|DOAR|

Today’s political climate has created an environment where simple words can unintentionally trigger polarized views and quick judgments. Watch Scott Allen, President at DOAR, discuss the importance of conducting jury research to develop case themes. Learn more about our Trial Consulting practice and our decades of expertise. The post Communicating with Jurors in the Current Political Environment appeared first on DOAR.

Witnesses, Return to Your ‘Home Base’ Where Possible

November 14th, 2019|Persuasive Litigator (Persuasion Strategies)|

By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: A couple of witnesses had about the most high-profile testimony turn imaginable the other day. As the public phase of the House impeachment hearings got underway on Wednesday, the first up to bat were George Kent, top State Department official for Eastern Europe, and the acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor. Unlike deposition or trial testimony, both faced the challenging situation of partisan questioning from a frequently-rotating cast, with one side wanting to turn them into advocates to bolster the case for impeachment, and the other side acting as though they’re already advocates and trying