Host of The Jury is Out
For more than thirty years, Erich Vieth has worked as a trial and appellate attorney in St. Louis. His experience includes numerous first chair trials before federal and state judges and juries. He has been lead author of many appellate briefs and presented oral arguments to both federal and state appellate courts.
Tune in and turn your next close into a persuasive legal education that helps jurors better understand their role when deciding your case.
Are you creating self-defeating typography by using underlines, caps, and fonts that make your argument less inviting to your reader? Author and attorney Matthew Butterick shares key points from his book Typography for...
If you’re looking for wise words from a respected mentor, this episode is for you. Through 33 years of trial experience and years as a mediator, George Fitzsimmons has distilled his cases...
Have you ever been forced to wear a tuxedo to court? Have a client kidnapped and tortured on a roof in China? Or watch your co-counsel perform life-saving treatment on a juror?...
How Persuasion Science can lead to Successful Jury Verdicts. Ever wonder why the facts and conclusions of your case seem so obvious to you, but the jury rules the other way? Perhaps...
Brad Winters started writing down insights, tips, and life tricks when he was a young man and continued making “notes to self” for decades. Now, as a respected attorney and mediator with...
As a mediator for more than 600 civil cases, Brad Winters is an expert on the skill and science of mediation. Surprisingly, his goal is not to settle the case but to...
Authenticity matters in the legal profession
Honesty and authenticity. Competence and trust. Cognitive science provides a research-based road map on how to project these positive points of connection toward judge and jury. Part Two of our conversation with...
Do you structure your case strategy based on the idea that our brains are designed for truth? You might be very wrong. In his book, Lawyers, Judges and Semi-Rational Beasts, Dan Holloway shares...
Strategies for Effective Settlement Negotiations
Are you settling your good cases and trying your bad ones? Is sending a demand letter early in the case effective? And should you work up a case differently if you plan...
Uses of Focus Groups in Litigation Research - A Valuable Tool in Trial Law
Opening Statements are one of the most important components of any trial
A potential client believes their company or institution is defrauding the federal government. What should you know before you take the case? Business litigation attorney Tony Simon offers strategic insight into whistleblower cases...
Depositions play a key role in the litigation process. It is important for attorneys not to underestimate the power of good investigation, preparation and strategy.
15 Tips for a Successful Deposition - Planning, Preparation and Strategy
Deposition Preparation and Planning for Attorneys. Tips to save time, better prepare your deponent, and clarify your argument for the jury.
Things They Don't Teach in Law School—But Should
Law School doesn't teach you much about what it means to be an actual Attorney. So how can you better ready yourself to be a lawyer?
3 Rules Lawyers should follow when it comes to constructive Cross-examination and Improv Techniques
Lessons from Losing: How to handle loss in a court case - because it’s not win or lose. It’s win or learn.
Consider the courtroom as a live drama unfolding before you. How can you direct the characters to tell their most authentic story and utilize breathing, dramatic structure, voice control, and more to...
What can Lawyers Learn from Actors? And the Best Techniques to Prepare your Clients for the Courtroom.
“What matters most to us is effecting change.” That’s the philosophy of renowned trial attorney Charla Aldous and her firm Aldous\Walker. Charla Aldous is a trailblazer who also founded Athea Trial Attorneys,...
If it’s a cause worth fighting for, Texas trial attorney Charla Aldous is ready. Ranked as one of the top attorneys in America for over two decades, Charla’s authentic, no-nonsense strategy for...
Citizens are guaranteed legal representation in criminal cases which may impact their freedom. However, citizens are not guaranteed representation on issues regarding their physical and mental health, personal safety, government benefits or...
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Expert tips to winning your next appeal! Learn how best to preserve the record for appellate review and how to write an effective appellate brief.
Strategies for successful Mediation!
Cross like a boss!
Back by popular demand... Patrick Malone returns to help us take cross examinations to the next level!
Over a dozen questions & tactics to turn opposing experts into your best allies!
Is your expert witness ready for cross examination or will they choke under pressure?
Don't get flat-footed by your own expert witness!
Focusing on ultimate issues, handling evasive witnesses, and remembering key points.
Listen, adapt, and how to react when opposing counsel tries to intimidate.
Improve your prep and kill it in Depo!
Strategies & Tips for getting the most out of your Deposition.
How do you decide which depositions to take vs. ones you should avoid?
What is your why?
A solo practitioner and the founder of a large firm discuss what you should know before going it alone.
Tune in to hear host John Simon present twelve specific tips for creating a highly persuasive opening statement.
Watch out for the typical pitfalls! Here's some real-life advice.
Reassuring practical advice from those who have gone before you.
Simple ways to turn clients, contacts, and opposing counsel into marketing ambassadors for you and your firm.
Select your most important issues, anticipate attacks, and apply decision science to your courtroom strategy for victory.
How to get the jury to understand your case with case framing.
Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Wordmarks, and Trade Secrets... What’s the difference and why should you or your business care?
How cognitive science can help you craft more effective arguments in the courtroom.
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