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May 2021 Lists of evidence are often persuasive in the courtroom, but can also be difficult for decision-makers to remember. A Demonstrative Checklist is a great way to summarize lists of items/criteria/requisites and at the same time make those lists vivid and memorable. Use checklists to engage the audience with your case facts. A checklist can … more »
Digital Graphic Overlays are layered materials designed for presentation on top of or in front of, another image/object. These overlay graphics are usually a set of image layers and often include transparency or opacity.
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 »
Do former United States Supreme Court clerks have a psychological advantage when arguing to the Court later in their careers? In this 3-minute ThemeVision Focus video, I explore fascinating new data on the psychology of the relationship between former SCOTUS clerks and the Justices they worked for.
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.
Construction litigation often involves complex facts relating to the details of large-scale building projects.  Judges and jurors who lack a technical background in construction often struggle to visualize the designs and processes at issue.
Sometimes a few simple tools and tricks can make all the difference in your video conference calls. How can you point to important sections in documents or review documents more efficiently during a video conference? What about good lighting? These are all important questions as we try to balance presenting our best selves as lawyers … more »