A comprehensive and coordinated seminar touching on four main areas of service and support for the litigation professional. Litigation always involves risk, and when winning is everything and jurors need to be turned into witnesses, having access to a full-range of experienced and knowledgeable support professionals and services can make the difference.
Quality litigation support professionals can effectively assist you to determine which are the key case facts, how to best determine what actually happened or will happen, and how to simplify complex information and present it in a clear, compelling manner.
This seminar will introduce the different types of litigation support services available and will provide specific case histories and primers for their use in the following areas:
- Animations and visualizations
- Forensic animation
- Computer-generated 2-D/3-D graphics
- Laser scanning
- Expert witness testimony
- Trial themes (strategy development)
- Mock trials and focus groups
- Jury selection
- Post trial interviews
- Witness preparation
- ADR preparation
- Custom designed charts and poster boards
- Jury observation
- Prepare and present litigation support databases and graphics in the courtroom
- Packaging and presentation of all trial exhibits, documents and databases (trial director)
- Courtroom AV equipment rental and setup
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Use (And Mis-Use) Of
Demonstrative Evidence, From
The Practicing Litigators
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
II. New Analytical Tool For
A. Traditional Computer Animation Communicating The Complete Facts Of Your Case In A Simple And Compelling Way
B. Forensic Animations Using Computer Animation, Laser Scanning And Photogrammetry To Bridge Gaps In Evidence For Accurate Reconstruction
C. Real-world Application Of 'Quantum Forensics' Principles Focusing On Example Cases Of Products Liability Litigation, Accident Reconstruction And Federal (DoD/DoJ) Cases Quantum Forensics Is The Use Of Demonstrative Exhibits Based On Rigorous Quantitative Analysis In Order To Present Complex Topics In Simple And Intuitive Terms
D. Case Example Using Forensic Animations And Quantum Forensics To Reconstruct The Events That Occurred During A Crime
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
III. Using Visuals To Win Your Case
A. How To Engage An Audience
B. Designing Your Presentation In Reverse (From Closing To Opening)
C. High-Tech vs. Low Tech: Which Is Better?
D. How To Add Spice To Any Visual
E. Visual 'No-No's' To Avoid
F. How To Highlight The Other Side's 'Lies' With Visuals
G. Using The Rule Of 3 To Improve Memory Retention
H. When To Use Comparisons And Contrast To Simplify Information
I. How To Create 'Revelation' Charts That Educate
J. Discussion Of Charts For Closing, Including 'Iceberg,' 'Jigsaw' And 'Emotional' Designs
1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(Break 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
IV. Using Social Science To Win Your
A. Trial Consulting Snake Oil Or Science?
B. Tools Of The Trade
C. Understanding Your Venue
D. Developing Persuasive Trial Themes
E. Writing Compelling Openings And Closings
F. Using Jury Research To Win At Settlement
G. Selecting Panels For Arbitration
H. Mastering Jury Selection
I. Case Studies: Using Jury Research And Strategy Consulting To Win
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Trial Presentation Using
A. Presentation Styles
1. Old School
B. Presentation Methods
3. Full Support
C. TrialDirector Software Demonstration