Articles of interest to litigators


Newsletter Archive

Litigation trends and the impact on presentation

 It’s about the jurors’ stories

Crafting your timeline into a storyline

The Opening Act

Efficient power is the point.

Controlling costs, graphically speaking.

The economy, the law, the face of your case.

Antidote for the distracted brain.

Five common mistakes in courtroom presentation.

Trial attorney seeks compatible metaphor for successful relationship with jury.

Jurors crave justice, help them find it on their own

Tick tock, your advantage is slipping away

Context: Your Emotional Edge in Court

PowerPoint: a Surfeit of Torture

Great demonstrative! … But is it admissible?

The Art & Science of Settlement

Making the CSI Effect Work for You


Legal journal articles

“Experts: Converting data into testimony” by Richard Gabriel
Support your expert in clarifying and connecting with the judge and jury.

“Recovering Trial Presentation Costs in California” by Joshua Gilliland
Enhancing counsel’s advocacy is a reasonable recovery cost.

“Graphic Appeal” by Peter Lengsfelder
Litigators discover the benefits of early use of trial-related visuals.

“Computer Graphics Inform, Connect Prosecutors with Jury” by Amber Hunt
In today’s world of Facebook, Twitter and high-def, it’s no longer enough to be good at arguing if you’re a prosecutor. Now, you have to appeal to jurors visually, too.

“Runaway Juries” by Peter Lengsfelder
Media’s impact on juries and litigation strategy is far ranging and not always apparent. Trial consultants are studying its effects and helping attorneys employ successful tactics.

“In Defense of the Billable Hour: Bad, or Just Misunderstood?” by Press Millen
Hourly rates alone are poor indicators of the final tab for legal services.

“The New Brain” by Peter Lengsfelder
Educational researchers have discovered that the adult attention span has shortened dramatically. Tap into jurors’ ‘new brain’ by keeping your message simple.

“Flight Plan” by Brenda Sandburg
Inside the biggest criminal trial of 2006 with the jury and visual consultants who helped prosecutors and the defense chart their course.

“Framing a Worldview at Trial” by Robert A. Spanner
Experienced trial lawyers carefully select -and test- the themes they propose to use to frame the issues at trial.

“Visual Technology and Litigation Strategy: Bring your Argument to Life in the Courtroom” by Peter Lengsfelder
Driven by legal and visual strategies, technology helps turn the tide in a complex 3-month, $237 million whistleblower trial.

“Courts Urged to Accept Videoconferencing” by Pamela A. MacLean
A good trial attorney taking apart a star witness during cross-examination puts the “confront” in the confrontation clause.

“Computers and the Changing Courtroom” by James H. Johnston
Courtroom technology not only expedites proceedings, but also helps juries visualize the facts, making them more memorable and persuasive.

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