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 »
In a previous article, “Getting the Deal Done: Cognitive Science in Negotiation,” I examined how strategic use of loss aversion and disaggregation of gains & aggregation of losses can bring persuasive punch to a negotiation. Can taking a page from a FBI hostage negotiator and getting someone to say “no” actually facilitate completion of a … more »
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.
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.
How likely are you to win your lawsuit or your legal motion? Cognitive science sheds light on how to answer that question – with accuracy. Watch this ThemeVision Focus video to hear what you need to know.