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by Richard GabrielPosted on December 16, 2016 | 3 CommentsWhen people ask me whether the new CBS show “Bull,” which features a prominent trial consultant, accurately portrays the work we do, I tell them “Absolutely. We have a stylist from Vogue on staff to dress our clients, we hack into jurors’ private computers, we steal and bug the watches […]
by Richard GabrielPosted on December 16, 2016 | 2 CommentsRichard Gabriel continues with ways TV shows can help make us better courtroom communicators.
Juries, Witnesses, and Persuasion: A Brief Overview of the Science of Persuasion and Its Applications for Expert Witness Testimonyby Rebecca E. Velez and Tess M.S. Neal and Margaret Bull KoveraPosted on December 16, 2016 | 4 CommentsHere's a primer on persuasion--types of persuasion and how we use them presented by a group of academics and then trial consultants reactions.
by Jason BarnesPosted on December 16, 2016 | 7 CommentsJason Barnes tells us why a picture paints more memorable words.
by Andrew LuttrellPosted on December 16, 2016 | 2 CommentsHere's one of those litigation advocacy secrets that we need to keep just between us.
by Claire E. Moore and Stanley L. Brodsky, Ph.D. and David SamsPosted on December 16, 2016 | 1 CommentWe all know they are omnipresent but what do those court reporters really think and experience?
by Mykol C. Hamilton and Kate ZephyrhawkePosted on December 16, 2016 | 1 CommentUncovering bias in change of venue surveys.
Expressing Anger Increases Male Jurors’ Influence, but Decreases Female Jurors’ Influence, During Mock Jury Deliberationsby Jessica Salerno, Ph.D. and Liana Peter-Hagene, MA and Justin Sanchez, BAPosted on October 13, 2016 | 3 CommentsIn her autobiography, Justice Sonia Sotomayor highlights emotion expression as a powerful persuasion tool—an argument that dates back to the 4th century B.C.E. (Aristotle, Rhetoric). Yet, expressing emotion has not always served her well. Her minority dissent from the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s affirmative action ban (Schuette v. […]
by Lorie Hood, M.S.Posted on September 15, 2016 | 1 CommentOne of the biggest challenges lawyers face is witness examination. You know your job, you have done the preparation and yet, somehow, at some point, your witness seems to transform right in front of your eyes. You know the story. Witness “X” has presented in your office as thoughtful, credible, […]
Juror Perceptions of Women as Expert Witnesses: Suggestions for the Effects of Testimony Complexity, Gender-Intrusive Questioning, and Perceived Credibilityby Brittany P. BatePosted on June 20, 2016 | 1 CommentThe use of expert witnesses has become commonplace within legal proceedings. As a result, research regarding how jurors perceive expert testimony has become of increasing importance. A variety of variables can influence juror perceptions of expert testimony, ranging from content-related variables (e.g., quality of the testimony, complexity of the testimony) […]