Author: G. Christopher Ritter
Release Date: 2016-01-07
This easy-to-read guide takes you step-by-step through the graphics process, with insight to simplify cases by filtering out what is distracting or unimportant. The guide is loaded with full-color illustrated examples.
Author: G. Christopher Ritter
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2009
Bringing together legal strategy, psychology, and persuasion theory, this book offers a fresh approach to trial preparation, one that focuses on how jurors think. Ritter demonstrates how lawyers can turn jurors from neutral finders of fact into advocates for their client's side. Whether a lawyer tries a few cases or many, and whether these cases are large or small, this book provides a trial-tested framework for building a stronger, more persuasive case.
Author: David Faust
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-01-12
"This highly effective guide is designed to help attorneys differentiate expert testimony that is scientifically well-established from authoritative pronouncements that are mainly speculative. Building on the foundation of Jay Ziskin's classic work, this updated text blends the best of previous editions with discussion of positive scientific advances in the field to provide practical guidance for experts and lawyers alike. Major contributors in the field summarize the state of the literature in numerous key areas of the behavioral sciences and law. Working from these foundations, the text provides extensive guidance, tips, and strategies for improving the quality of legal evaluations and testimony, appraising the trustworthiness of experts' opinions, and as follows, bolstering or challenging conclusions in a compelling manner. Distinctive features of this text include detailed coverage of admissibility and Daubert challenges, with unique chapters written by an eminently qualified judge and attorney; hundreds of helpful suggestions covering such topics as forensic evaluations, discovery, and the conduct of depositions and cross-examinations; and two chapters on the use of visuals to enhance communication and persuasiveness, including a unique chapter with over 125 model visuals for cases in psychology and law. More than ever, the sixth edition is an invaluable teaching tool and resource, making it a 'must have' for mental health professionals and attorneys"--
Author: Jim Wren
Release Date: 2018-08-17
With this new edition of Proving Damages to the Jury, we are pleased to welcome a co-author: Laura Brown, a partner in Williams & Brown. Together, author Jim Wren and Ms. Brown and have updated the book with new and expanded coverage of a broad range of substantive topics and practical advice, including:Client Interview and Investigation Topics to review with your client at your initial meeting, in personal injury and wrongful death cases. In a wrongful death case, how and when to approach family or close friends with a request for photos/videos of the deceased. Valuations and Damage Models Updated tables for all five steps for computing lost earnings and earning capacity in a per- sonal injury or wrongful death case. Damage Experts and Daubert/Frye Issues Discoverability of experts’ “draft reports,” notes, outlines, memoranda and emails. The analysis applicable to opinions based on technical and other specialized knowledge may differ even among jurisdictions that adhere to Daubert, depending on whether the jurisdiction also has adopted Kumho. Working With Damage Experts How and why to research an expert’s testifying history. Tips for how best to provide records to your life care planner expert. Challenges of qualifying an expert to express an opinion on life-expectancy. Developing Your Visual Strategy Putting the visual story together, so that each phase of your damages story is represented. When and how to make the most effective use of PowerPoint presentations. Practical tips for using foam boards, notepad flip charts, and animations or interactive visuals. How spending time with your client’s family members, friends and caregivers can help you develop the anecdotal story of your case and the visuals to support that story. The importance of choosing the right color scheme for your visuals. Confronting Difficult Fact Issues, including: Pre-existing conditions. Loss of consortium. Vicarious liability. Scientific Proof of Brain Injury Use of Double-Pulsed-Field Gradient MRI (dPFG MRI). Recent cases upholding the admissibility of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) findings and testimony as reliable. And More!
Author: Henry L. Hecht
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2010
Effective Depositions is a comprehensive, practical guide through every stage of the deposition process. It concisely covers the law of depositions and related discovery issues and gives you a clear, thorough understanding of the process and its practical challenges and pitfalls so that you can make the best use of the opportunities the process offers. It contains numerous case studies and clearly-explained examples, in addition to models, sample forms and checklists.
Author: Neal Feigenson
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Winner of a 2005 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award (Honorable Mention) Americans fear crime, are rattled by race and avoid honest discussions of both. Anxiety, denial, miscommunication, and ignorance abound. Imaginary connections between minorities and crime become real, self-fulfilling prophecies and authentic links to race, class, gender and crime go unexplored. Katheryn Russell-Brown, author of the highly acclaimed The Color of Crime, makes her way through this intellectual minefield, determined to shed light on the most persistent and perplexing domestic policy issues. The author tackles a range of race and crime issues. From outdated research methods that perpetuate stereotypes about African Americans, women, and crime to the over hyped discourse about gangsta rap and law breaking, Russell-Brown challenges the conventional wisdom of criminology. Underground Codes delves into understudied topics such as victimization rates for Native Americans—among the highest of any racial group—and how racial profiling affects the day-to-day lives of people of color. Innovative, well-researched and meticulously documented, Underground Codes makes a case for greater public involvement in the debate over law enforcement—and our own language—that must be heard if we are to begin to have a productive national conversation about crime and race.
Author: Kerri L. Ruttenberg
Release Date: 2018-02-07
Packed with hundreds of full-color graphics, Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals is a "must-have" for trial lawyers to help turn trial themes into visual images that juries are more likely to understand, believe, and remember. The book analyzes key visual communication tools such as maps, timelines, graphs and photos, addressing what works and why, and teaches graphic design basics to help presenters improve their own visuals. It also offers strategic tips for high and low-tech presentations, provides advice on spotting misleading visuals, and surveys federal and state law on demonstrative evidence across the country.
Author: John Esser
Publisher: Alm Pub
Release Date: 2008
Revealing the secrets behind the art of persuasion, this comprehensive examination details how to present the most compelling cases in today’s courtrooms. Providing numerous research-based strategies, this reference assists in developing winning case themes, identifying unsympathetic jurors, creating convincing multimedia presentations, and making use of cutting edge trial technology in all types of litigation.
Author: A. Tana Kantor
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1998-09-29
In an era where complex litigation is fast becoming the rule, not the exception, Winning Your Case With Graphics provides a clear methodology for designing and organizing visual exhibits for courtroom presentation. This unique, easy-to-read book contains illustrations that show how to solve numerous problems in the presentation of demonstrative or forensic evidence. Examples from case studies show attorneys the wide variety of design and media choices currently used in courtrooms. AN ESSENTIAL PART OF A WINNING COURTROOM STRATEGY Topics addressed include ways to focus and keep audience attention; how to explain difficult concepts to a lay audience; a practical primer on understanding animation, video, graphs, and illustrations; and appropriate uses of modern technology such as multimedia and on-screen navigation. A valuable addition to any litigator or litigation support specialist's arsenal of communication tools: Attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, and other litigation support specialists will find this an essential handbook for providing compelling, memorable visual evidence and for expanding their creativity in planning courtroom strategy. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A. Tana Kantor, a multimedia specialist and award-winning designer with a master's degree in communications, has over nine years experience creating courtroom graphics and animations. At LSI Graphic Evidence in Los Angeles, she helped pioneer the use of modern technology and design to describe complex processes in the courtroom. She has also consulted with major video graphics equipment manufacturers on product and software design.
Author: Ralph Adam Fine
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Win More Cases and Help More Clients! Ralph Adam Fine pulls no punches. In the sixth edition of his highly acclaimed How-To-Win Trial Manual shows why the traditional ways to try a case in court are suicidal, and gives extensive examples of such suicidal advocacy by famous, high-profile, well-paid trial lawyers. In each of his examples, Ralph Adam Fine shows how the lawyers could have done a better job. This will help you hone your winning skills! Ralph Adam Fine also demonstrates why many of Irving Younger’s famous Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination are not only wrong, but why following them significantly reduces your chances of winning. Since it was first published by JURIS in 1998, Ralph Adam Fine’s The How-To-Win Trial Manual has been giving lawyers that special edge so they can win even the toughest cases. Now, in this newly revised sixth edition, The How-To-Win Trial Manual takes the unique extra step of showing how and why famed trial lawyers Vincent Bugliosi and Gerry Spence, both superb advocates, could have been even more effective in their ground breaking face-off when Bugliosi “prosecuted” and Spence “defended” Lee Harvey Oswald in connection with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The trial, memorialized in a superb two-disc DVD set, On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald, was before a sitting Texas federal district-court judge and a jury of Dallas citizens taken from the Dallas jury rolls. Although the trial was more than two-decades removed from the assassination, Bugliosi and Spence managed to get as witnesses many of the people who were at the assassination and its aftermath; none of the witnesses testifying in the trial were actors. The “trial” was in London, in a replica of a Texas federal courtroom, and both Bugliosi and Spence gave it their all—preparing as they would have for a real trial, and arguing their respective positions with the gusto for which each is justifiably famous. Ralph Adam Fine has taken the transcript of the two-disc DVD set and shown with his interleaved comments, as he has done with the O.J. Simpson, Martha Stewart, and Enron (Jeffrey Skilling and Ken Lay) trials, as well as a federal-court antitrust trial, how Bugliosi and Spence could have been better. The Oswald chapter, new for the sixth edition, will help all trial lawyers nail the winning techniques to be successful in the courtroom. The sixth edition also gives us Ralph Adam Fine’s special insights into the strategies and trial techniques of the prosecution and defense in the murder trial of Michael Peterson, memorialized in the six-hour DVD set, Death on the Staircase. Peterson was charged with killing his wife. He claimed at trial that she accidentally fell down the stairs in their Durham, North Carolina, mansion. This chapter, too, is new for the sixth edition How-To-Win Trial Manual and it shows what works and what does not work and why. It will help lawyers avoid the common traps that sink even the best “plans well laid.” The How-To-Win Trial Manual shows how to win by using your most powerful tool: The jury’s belief that you, the lawyer, know the “truth” of the case. Ralph Adam Fine also shows how to ask questions on both direct-examination and cross-examination so the jury will know the answers before the witnesses (whether lay or expert) respond. Simply put, if you phrase your questions so that the jury answers them the way you want, before your witnesses answer and irrespective of what your adversary’s witnesses may say on cross-examination, you will win! For a further explanation of Ralph Adam Fine's - and winning - techniques, as well as what other lawyers have said about The How To Win Trial Manual, visit his website www.win-your-trial.com Ralph Adam Fine shows you how to do all of this and more! You and your clients deserve no less!
Author: Alan G. Lafley
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics
Explains how companies must pinpoint business strategies to a few critically important choices, identifying common blunders while outlining simple exercises and questions that can guide day-to-day and long-term decisions.