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The Jury is Out offers insight, experience and mentorship to trial attorneys who want to better serve their clients and improve their practice. Hosted by John Simon, Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Founder of the Simon Law Firm, and St. Louis attorney Erich Vieth, named one of the Top 30 Appellate Attorneys in Missouri in 2021, The Jury is Out focuses on client relations, trial skills and firm management. Nationally recognized guests add depth and vision to the lively and inspiring discussion.

Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the winningest law firms in America, The Simon Law Firm has obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice, personal injury and corporate law since the firm’s founding in 2000. The Jury Is Out is a production of The Simon Law Firm.

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May 18, 2022

EP319 – Tips for Depositions Part Two

15 Tips for a Successful Deposition - Planning, Preparation and Strategy

May 11, 2022

EP318 – Tips for Depositions Part One

Deposition Preparation and Planning for Attorneys. Tips to save time, better prepare your deponent, and clarify your argument for the jury.

May 4, 2022

EP317 – Things They Don’t Teach You In Law School Part Two

Things They Don't Teach in Law School—But Should

Apr 27, 2022

EP316 – Things They Don’t Teach You In Law School Part One

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?

Apr 20, 2022

EP315 – Improvisational Skills Can Help Improve Your Practice

3 Rules Lawyers should follow when it comes to constructive Cross-examination and Improv Techniques

Apr 13, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP213 – Losing Sucks

Lessons from Losing: How to handle loss in a court case - because it’s not win or lose. It’s win or learn. 

Apr 6, 2022

EP314 – Theater in the Courtroom Part Two

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...

Mar 30, 2022

EP313 – Theater in the Courtroom Part One

What can Lawyers Learn from Actors? And the Best Techniques to Prepare your Clients for the Courtroom.

Mar 22, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP223 – Mentorship with Charla Aldous

“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,...

Mar 16, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP212 – Framing Your Case with Charla Aldous

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...

Mar 9, 2022

EP312 – Legal Services Part Two

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...

Mar 2, 2022

EP311 – Legal Services Part One

(Legal) Help Needed! Legal Services advances justice through free legal representation, education and supportive services.

Feb 23, 2022

EP310 – Appellate Law Part Two with Joan Lockwood and Rich Finneran

Approach your oral argument as a conversation with, not a lecture to, the judges.

Feb 16, 2022

EP309 – Appellate Law Part One with Joan Lockwood and Rich Finneran

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.

Feb 9, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP104 – Mediation with Glenn Norton

Strategies for successful Mediation!

Feb 2, 2022

EP202 – Re-examine Your Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part Two

Cross like a boss!

Jan 26, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP201 – More Confident Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part One

Back by popular demand... Patrick Malone returns to help us take cross examinations to the next level!

Jan 19, 2022

EP308 – Deposing the Opponent’s Expert

Over a dozen questions & tactics to turn opposing experts into your best allies!

Jan 12, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP119 – Preparing Your Expert Witness for Deposition with Erica Slater

Is your expert witness ready for cross examination or will they choke under pressure?

Jan 5, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP108 – Selecting Expert Witnesses with Erica Slater

Don't get flat-footed by your own expert witness!

Dec 29, 2021

EP307 – How To Take A Deposition Part Two

Focusing on ultimate issues, handling evasive witnesses, and remembering key points.

Dec 22, 2021

EP306 – How To Take A Deposition Part One

Listen, adapt, and how to react when opposing counsel tries to intimidate.

Dec 15, 2021

EP305 – How to Prepare for a Deposition

Improve your prep and kill it in Depo!

Dec 8, 2021

EP304 – Defining your Deposition Goal

Strategies & Tips for getting the most out of your Deposition.

Dec 1, 2021

EP303 – To Take Or Not To Take The Deposition

How do you decide which depositions to take vs. ones you should avoid?

Nov 24, 2021

EP302 – Starting Your Own Firm Part Two

What is your why?

Nov 17, 2021

EP301 – Starting Your Own Firm Part One

A solo practitioner and the founder of a large firm discuss what you should know before going it alone.

Nov 10, 2021

Encore Presentation: EP109 – Twelve Tips for Opening Statements

Tune in to hear host John Simon present twelve specific tips for creating a highly persuasive opening statement.

Nov 3, 2021

EP234 – Surviving your First Years in Practice Part Two

Watch out for the typical pitfalls! Here's some real-life advice.

Oct 27, 2021

EP233 – Surviving your First Years in Practice Part One

Reassuring practical advice from those who have gone before you.

Oct 20, 2021

EP232 – Marketing Without Going Out of Your Way

Simple ways to turn clients, contacts, and opposing counsel into marketing ambassadors for you and your firm.

Oct 13, 2021

EP231 – Decision Science with Mark Mandell

Select your most important issues, anticipate attacks, and apply decision science to your courtroom strategy for victory.

Oct 6, 2021

EP230 – Case Framing with Mark Mandell

How to get the jury to understand your case with case framing.

Sep 29, 2021

EP229 – Intellectual Property Litigation with Tony Simon

Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Wordmarks, and Trade Secrets... What’s the difference and why should you or your business care?

Sep 22, 2021

EP228 – Cognitive Science in the Courtroom

How cognitive science can help you craft more effective arguments in the courtroom.

Sep 15, 2021

EP227 – Fighting Among Friends with Defense Attorney Tim Gearin

Why keeping cordial relationships across the aisle is good for your clients.

Sep 8, 2021

EP226 – Anti-Trust Litigation with Tony Simon

Tactics, pitfalls, and secrets practices of major corporations in antitrust.

Sep 1, 2021

EP225 – Alvin Wolff’s 40 Tips from 40 Years Part Two

Alvin Wolff’s tried and true rules from real life courtroom experiences which will significantly improve your practice.

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John G. Simon

John G. Simon’s work as Managing Partner at the firm has resulted in hundreds of millions of...

Erich Vieth

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Timothy M. Cronin

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