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Will My Expert Witness Appear Biased?

The usefulness of any witness depends largely on his or her credibility with the jury.  This is especially true for expert witnesses whose testimony is often pitted against that of an opposing counsel’s expert.  In these instances, each expert’s credibility may determine which of their contradicting conclusions jurors choose to adopt.  It’s therefore perfectly reasonable […]

What Are the Benefits of Conducting Jury Research Early in the Case?

While sitting around the dinner table after a recent case resolved, the lead trial counsel said, “You know, the only regret I have is not doing the jury research earlier.”  To his credit, the firm was only brought in on the case seven weeks before jury selection, but he was definitely on to something.  In […]

What Are the Best Techniques for Inserting Video Testimony into Your PowerPoint?

If pictures are a worth a thousand words, videos can be priceless.  There are very few media better at evoking emotion in jurors’ minds than a well-made video.  Videos are an efficient way for trial attorneys to establish credibility, communicate a story, support a narrative, all the while breaking the monotony of a presentation.  And […]