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Every day, we learn something new about the decision making processes of judges, jurors, and arbitrators in matters of great importance. The professional people in The Advocates believe strongly in sharing what we have learned through professional education presentations as we learn more about persuading judges, jurors, and arbitrators.

This section contains a sample of recent presentations made by the jury consultants and trial consultants with The Advocates.

Our presentations are always educational and entertaining. We would be honored to present a topic relating to our work to your firm, company, or organization.

Please call or email us if you would like to discuss a special presentation for your group.

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Arbitration

“Convincing Arbitrators – A Scientific Approach”, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York, New York.

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Damages

“View of the World From the Jury Box - Using Juror Perceptions to Create a Successful Strategy in a No Liability Case”, Defense Research Institute, Annual Damages Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Jury Selection

“Making the Most Out of Voir Dire”, Austin Bar Association, Austin, Texas.

“Smooth Sailing Through Voir Dire”, Armstrong Teasdale, L.L.P., St. Louis, Missouri.

“Smooth Sailing Through Voir Dire”, Jacksonville Bar Association, Annual Trial Advocacy Conference, Jacksonville, Florida.

“Smooth Sailing Through Voir Dire - Uncovering and Eliminating Inappropriate Juror Bias”, Orange County Bar Association, Annual Trial Advocacy Conference, Santa Ana, California.

“Smooth Sailing Through Voir Dire”, Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Smooth Sailing Through Voir Dire”, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas.

“Smooth Sailing Through Voir Dire”, University of Houston Trial Advocacy Institute, Houston, Texas.

“Smooth Sailing Through Voir Dire”, University of Texas Trial Advocacy Institute, Austin, Texas.

“Understanding Jurors for Successful Voir Dire”, Allstate Insurance Company, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“What Every Lawyer Should Know About Juror Psychology and Jury Selection”, Ohio State Bar, Cincinnati, Ohio.

“What Every Lawyer Should Know About Juror Psychology and Jury Selection”, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“What Every Lawyer Should Know About Juror Psychology and Jury Selection”, Jury Selection, State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas.

“What Every Lawyer Should Know About Juror Psychology and Jury Selection”, Thompson & Knight, Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Houston, Texas; New York, New York; San Antonio, Texas.

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Jury Trial Innovations

“Jury Trial Innovations – Perceptions and Reality”, State Bar of Texas, Houston, Texas.

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Persuading Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators

“Convincing Arbitrators – A Scientific Approach”, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York, New York.

“Developing Powerful Themes and Stories for Trial", State Bar of Texas, Annual Business Torts Conference, Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas.

“Juror Perceptions in Whistleblower Litigation”, Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas.

“Juror Perceptions in Whistleblower Litigation”, Austin Bar Association, Austin, Texas.

“Oceans and Icebergs – What You See and What You Don’t With Jurors, Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas.

“Performing More Effective Cross Examination from a Psychological Perspective”, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“The Power of Storytelling in Trial”, Idaho State Bar, Annual Trial Advocacy Conference, Boise, Idaho.

“The Secrets to Persuading Judge, Jurors, and Arbitrators”, Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“The Similarities and Differences in Persuading, Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators”, State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas.

“The Similarities and Differences in Persuading, Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators in Intellectual Property Litigation”, Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, Miami, Florida; Boca Raton, Florida.

“The Similarities and Differences in Persuading Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators”, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas, Texas.

“The Similarities and Differences in Persuading Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators”, The Florida Bar, Miami, Florida.

“The Similarities and Differences in Persuading, Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators”, Baker, Sterchi, Cowden & Rice, L.L.C., Kansas City, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Overland Park, Kansas.

“What Jurors Have Taught Us About Winning Railroad Crossing Cases”, Union Pacific, Omaha, Nebraska.

“Winning Their Hearts to Win Their Minds”, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas.

“Winning Their Hearts to Win Their Minds”, Texas Board of Family Law Specialists, Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Women CEO’s in Litigation”, SmartCEO Conference; Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz , Baltimore, Maryland.

“The Importance of Winning Their Hearts”, Allstate Insurance Company, Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Persuading Other Business People

“Smooth Sailing With Others in Negotiation”, Zurich Insurance, Chicago, Illinois.

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Using Trial Science in Risk and Claims Management

“Smooth Sailing With Others in Negotiation”, Zurich Insurance, Chicago, Illinois.

“Trial Science and Claims Management”, ERC Insurance, Overland Park, Kansas.

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Using Trial Science to Persuade Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators

“Using Judge, Juror, and Arbitrator Mock Courtroom Research to Prepare for Trial”, Zurich Insurance Company, Orlando, Florida.

“Studying Likely Juror Perceptions and Developing Strong Trial Strategy in Catastrophic Loss Litigation”, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Tucson, Arizona.

“Jurors Speak Out About Corporations”, Association of Corporate Counsel, Phoenix, Arizona.

“What We Have Learned from Jurors About Defending Hospitals, Doctors, and Other Healthcare Providers”, American Health Lawyers Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

“What We Have Learned from Jurors About Defending Hospitals, Doctors, and Other Healthcare Providers”, Crittenden Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

“Persuading Jurors in Complex Cases”, Armstrong Teasdale, L.L.P., St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Jefferson City, Missouri; Overland Park, Kansas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Reno, Nevada; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research for Lawyers in the 21st Century”, Georgia Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in Child Products Litigation”, Defense Research Institute, Annual Product Liability Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Denver, Colorado.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogerty, & Hooker, P.A., Tampa, Florida.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, Idaho State Bar, Annual Trial Advocacy Conference, Boise, Idaho.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, Lewis and Roca, Phoenix, Arizona; Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Reno, Nevada.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, McDonald’s Corporation, Chicago, Illinois.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, Ohio State Bar, Columbus, Ohio.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; San Antonio, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri; Washington, D.C.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, Howrey, L.L.P., Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Irvine, California; Los Angeles, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Falls Church, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Francisco, California; East Palo Alto, California; Washington, D.C.

“Trial Preparation and Decision Maker Research in the 21st Century”, Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P., Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; New York, New York; Washington, D.C.

“Using Jury Research to Develop the Themes and Story for Trial”, Houston Legal Assistants Association, Houston, Texas.

“Using Trial Science to Convince Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators”, The District of Columbia Bar, Washington, D.C.

“What Jurors Have Taught Us About Winning Railroad Crossing Cases”, Union Pacific, Omaha, Nebraska.

“Winning Their Hearts to Win Their Minds”, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas.

“Winning Their Hearts to Win Their Minds”, Texas Board of Family Law Specialists, Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Women CEO’s in Litigation”, SmartCEO Conference; Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz , Baltimore, Maryland.

“Winning Their Hearts”, Allstate Insurance Company, Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Using Trial Science to Prepare for Mediation and Settlment

“Using Trial Science to Prepare for ADR and Mediation”, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, San Francisco, California.

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Witness Examination at Trial

“Confronting Difficult Physician Witnesses at Trial”, Defense Research Institute, Annual Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Liability Conference, San Francisco, California.

“Expert Witnesses and Gender Issues", Salt Lake City Inns of Court, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Witness Preparation and Witness School

“Helping Reluctant Witnesses to Give Effective Testimony”, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York, New York.

“Helping Reluctant Witnesses to Give Effective Testimony”, DLA Piper, LL.P., Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; East Brunswick, New Jersey; Houston, Texas; La Jolla, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Reston, Virginia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Sacramento, California; San Diego, California; East Palo Alto, California; Seattle, Washington; Tampa, Florida; Washington, D.C.

“Helping Reluctant Witnesses to Give Effective Testimony”, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Helping Reluctant Witnesses to Give Effective Testimony”, Ohio State Bar, Columbus, Ohio.

“Helping Reluctant Witnesses to Give Effective Testimony”, Orange County Bar Association, Annual Trial Advocacy Conference, Santa Ana, California.

“Helping Reluctant Witnesses to Give Effective Testimony”, Tenet HealthSystem, Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, Dallas, Texas; Santa Barbara, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Tucson, Arizona; San Antonio, Texas.

“The Secrets to Becoming a World-Class Expert Witness”, Society of Louisiana CPA’s , New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“The Secrets to Becoming a World-Class Expert Witness”, SEAK Expert Witness Conference , Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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