Trial Themes Posts

  • The Non-Testifying Expert in the Courtroom

    King County Bar Bulletin, September 2009 Jill Schmid and Tom O’Toole describe the many attitudes and experiences of jurors on employment cases. The authors discuss implications on the presentation of the case and jury selection. Read the Full Article Here: http://tsongasit.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/The-Non-Testifying-Expert-in-the-Courtroom-article.pdf

  • Planning for Success: Three Ways to Better Manage Your Cases

    King County Bar Bulletin, October 2009 Tom O’Toole and Jill Schmid share three ways to better manage cases: 1) Use Your Narrative Framework to Guide Discovery; 2) Prepare Key Witnesses for Depositions, and; 3) Plan Ahead for Jury Selection. Read …

  • Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Closing Argument and Jury Instructions

    DeNovo, August 2010 In 1950, Max Klein and Dan Robbins invented and developed the widely popular paint-by-number kits. These kits introduced everyday people to the unfamiliar world of artistic expression by providing them with the precise roadmap and tools to …

  • Controlling the Narrative: Early Case Assessment and the Myth of the 'Not Winnable' Case

    Corporate Counsel, December 2010 Ted Prosise, Ph.D. writes of the problem of corporate counsel settling cases they don’t want to because of late, poor assesments. Along with co-author, Portia Moore, Prosise argues that the solution is in a Early Case …

  • A Case for the Expanded Use of Supplemental Juror Questionnaires

    Washington State Bar Litigation News, Winter 2010-2011 Ted Prosise argues for the expanded use of supplemental juror questionnaires in civil cases. He explores, what fits as an appropriate case and what it means to be considered “fair and impartial.” Before …

  • Review of “Narrative Persuasion in Legal Settings: What's the Story”

    The Jury Expert, May 2011 The article “Narrative Persuasion in Legal Settings: What’s the Story” provides some constructive advice to help attorneys evaluate the usefulness of narratives and incorporate this strategy into their practice. As useful as it is, I …

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