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: 2017-04-21
Here is a comprehensive plan for dealing with the damages aspect of your case, from the outset of the litigation through the close of trial. Built on a solid foundation of current scientific research and more than 30 years of in-the-trenches trial experience, this 800-page masterwork will help you understand juror biases and motivations, develop persuasive evidence of damages, and talk to jurors in a way that triggers the jurors’ natural desire to do what is right and significant by awarding damages to your client.
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: 2011-05-13
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: James Elkins
Release Date: 2009-09-11
What does it mean to be visually literate? Does it mean different things in the arts and the sciences? In the West, in Asia, or in developing nations? If we all need to become "visually literate," what does that mean in practical terms? The essays gathered here examine a host of issues surrounding "the visual," exploring national and regional ideas of visuality and charting out new territories of visual literacy that lie far beyond art history, such as law and chemistry. With an afterword by Christopher Crouch, this groundbreaking collection brings together the work of major art and visual studies scholars and critics to explore what impact the new concept of "visual literacy" will have on the traditional field of art history. Contributors: Matthias Bruhn, Vera Dünkel, Jonathan Crary, Christopher Crouch, Peter Dallow, James Elkins, Henrik Enquist, W.J.T. Mitchell, Richard K. Sherwin, Susan Shifrin, Jon Simons, Barbara Maria Stafford, William Washabaugh
What are the consequences when law's stories and images migrate from the courtroom to the court of public opinion and from movie, television and computer screens back to electronic monitors inside the courtroom itself? What happens when lawyers and public relations experts market notorious legal cases and controversial policy issues as if they were just another commodity? What is the appropriate relationship between law and digital culture in virtual worlds on the Internet? In addressing these cutting edge issues, the essays in this volume shed new light on the current status and future fate of law, truth and justice in our time.
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.