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Video Series for Litigation Professionals New data reveals meaningful differences of opinion between lawyers and judges about jury trials. Many lawyers and judges have lamented the decline of jury trials over time. But, nobody has really answered the question of exactly why it’s happening. New survey data shows lawyers and judges don’t necessarily agree on … more »
What does a jury trial in the time of COVID look like? Most courts have put jury trials on hold, but not all courts. Are you ready for your in-person or virtual trial or some combination of both? For this video ThemeVision Vice President Trisha Volpe teams up with Adam Bloomberg of Litigation Insights. They share their recent experience working together at a trial in King County Washington – and weigh in on how understanding technology and preparing for every scenario are key to a seamless trial experience during the COVID pandemic.
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Today’s litigators recognize the importance of using good visuals to help tell their client’s story. Appreciating and harnessing the power of effective storytelling at trial can have an impact on the outcome. Visual storytelling, with graphics or demonstratives, can help trial lawyers deliver their client’s story in a more compelling and persuasive way, helping judges and jurors better understand the evidence.
The COVID-19 pandemic has moved much of the business of courts around the country online. Some courts are continuing to delay and even shut down jury trials completely. Here are a couple of recent examples noted by my ThemeVision colleague Dennis Stolle. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6733824625433751552/ https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6733067875273240576/ https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6735555771460849664/ But trials – in-person trials or some combination of virtual … more »
Presenting a mountain of numbers and documents in evidence to judges and juries is often an overwhelming task. Because the average juror is more likely to remember what they see rather than what they hear, it is helpful to incorporate visual depictions of summary evidence whenever possible.
To make a winning argument, you MUST make an argument that people can remember. In this 3-minute ThemeVision LLC video for lawyers, Dr. Stolle discusses the psychology of how to make an argument stick.
This new platform is demanding lawyers develop new performance and advocacy skills. In our latest ThemeVision Focus video – check out this interview with Amy M. Stewart who represented a party in one of the country’s first Zoom trials during the pandemic. Learn more about her experience and the potential for video conference trials to … more »
The Psychology of Trying Your Civil Case to a Judge Instead of to a Jury With the pandemic, should you waive your right to a jury to help move your case forward to trial? In this 3-minute ThemeVision LLC video, Dr. Stolle addresses the psychology of how judges and juries think about cases differently, and … more »
Asking questions is an important part of being a lawyer no matter what your practice area. Asking GOOD questions can sometimes be a challenge. What if you’re at trial? Or speaking with a client? Learn more about the strategy behind good questions in this ThemeVision Focus video.