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Every legal case comes with a host of decisions. Some are big and bright; many are small and subtle. Some are not even perceived as decisions due to the chilling effect of convention, personal habit, or law-firm policy. But there are always many questions—and where there are questions, there are decisions. Consider several that arise … more »
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 »
we cannot truly know whether the spirit of holiday generosity resounded in the minds of jurors, whether consciously or not. Nevertheless even without the backing of hard science, there is the strong perception of a “holiday effect” upon jurors, and attorneys would be wise to contemplate it during this time of the year, lest they be left with a “Bah humbug!” of a verdict.
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.
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.