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July 2020 Demonstratives: Enlargement Graphic An enlargement is a graphic that shows a view of something as an enhanced rendering, often upscaling the portion of interest. In this manner, minute details can be more easily discerned, while still preserving the larger overall context.ThemeVision routinely works with clients to develop enlargements that help accurately focus attention … more »
Dr. Dennis P. Stolle’s next installment in the ThemeVision Focus Video Series. This video delves into the psychology of good lawyering and fending off decision fatigue. Dr. Stolle, a legal psychologist, offers 5 of his top tips for improving your decision making under difficult circumstances like long trials, depositions, arbitrations, or negotiations. These tips are … more »
May 2020ThemeVision uses graphic techniques to show parts and processes in a clear and concise visual. This helps focus attention on the facts that matter.The example shown here is an alternate view created to show issues related to chimney construction. Extraneous details were minimized and materials were layered in order to enable them to be … more »
With regard to legal writing, pleadings and briefs are among the first impressions you can make on a judge. Consider anecdotal evidence from Justice Antonin Scalia: “If [I] see someone who has written a sloppy brief, I’m inclined to think that person is a sloppy thinker. It is rare that a person thinks clearly, precisely, carefully, and does not write that way. Contrariwise, it’s rare that someone who is careful and precise in his thought is sloppy in his writing. So it hurts you … to have ungrammatical, sloppy briefs.” Thus, clean, precise, and well-constructed sentences and citations can correlate to sound legal arguments, but have the opposite effect with poorly constructed writing. On a larger scale, a positive first impression made via an initial pleading can parlay into elevated judgments of subsequent filings, and your case as a whole.
April 2020 Schematic Trial Graphics: Process Chart Schematics can convey complex processes to the jury in a manner that simply cannot be achieved with words alone.In the process chart shown here, ThemeVision helped to show the nuances of a manufacturing process. Process Charts Also called: process flowchart, process flow diagrams These can be instrumental in … more »