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: 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: Bruce B. Whitman
Release Date: 2014-03-01
The most important people in any courtroom are the jurors. Unfortunately, jurors are often hiding from the lawyers, knowingly or unconsciously repressing their innermost feelings. This repression, unexposed, can doom even the best cases and lawyers to defeat. With more than 30 years of experience in front of juries, Whitman explains how to use proven psychological and psychiatric principles and methods in the courtroom to lead the jury to a verdict and damage award for the plaintiff. He explains how such principles as transference, positive regard, unity, group dynamics, and humanism can overcome natural juror resistance to awarding large ? or even small ? damages and verdicts. He explains how to incorporate the strategies of respected trial scientists, such as David Ball ("Damages") and Rick Friedman ("Rules of the Road"), into his own psychology-based methods to maximize the chance of success in the courtroom. Whitman's thesis is that instead of focusing on their own performance and inner struggles, the most successful trial lawyers concentrate on what the jurors need from the lawyer and how the jury perceives the trial.