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Mock Trial Arbitrations and Mediations: A New Approach To Case Resolution

In many cases, the stumbling block to settlement is the parties’ polar opposite views of what the likely jury verdict will be. Impasse is typically reached in these situations when the parties dig their heels in, often...more

Mock Trials and Focus Groups: How Are They Conducted?

The goal of the trial lawyer in using a mock trial or focus group in his or her case is to obtain objective information from a group of individuals demographically similar to the real jurors. Consequently, the mock trial or...more

On Being the Best Dolphin

Aggressive litigators are labeled "sharks." Dolphin's are one of the sharks' only natural enemies. Learn how to use your head to sink your shark opponents....more

A Checklist of Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Here is a list of reasons why I started my own business and why you may want to start your own small business:.....more

S-Corporation or C-Corporation? Incorporating in Arizona

S-Corporation or C-Corporation? Incorporating in Arizona S-corporations and C-corporations share many of the same advantages and disadvantages. Probably the single biggest drawback to both forms of corporation in Arizona...more

Will Regional, Mid-Tier Firms Emerge as Winners in the Current Crisis?

As General Counsel face reduced 2009 budgets, many companies are finding significant savings by moving legal work to regional firms. The article discusses the trend and provides examples of companies and law firms that...more

Law Firm Fees Defy Gravity

Despite the worsening economy, many law firms continue to raise billing rates. The article discusses the impact to clients and provides examples of law firm rate increases....more

Virtual Forensic Animation at Trial

Discusses how virtual forensic animation can be used at trial to effectively communicate just what happened and let jurors see with their own eyes. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants react and the author...more

Effective Voir Dire Strategies

An experienced ASTC-member trial consultant offers practical tips on staying organized in voir dire and jury selection. A straight-forward, low-tech approach that allows you to maintain your composure in the thick of it. This...more

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