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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

Why Lawyers Are Lousy Collaborators

In an evolving legal profession in which the players are ever more functionally interdependent, the ability to collaborate has become a core competency. In managing law firms and legal departments…managing legal projects…in...more

LAW SCHOOLS NO LONGER ADEQUATELY EQUIP THEIR STUDENTS TO THINK LIKE LAWYERS: THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF DECONTEXTUALIZING...

The process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other critical enforceable...more

"Hybrid" Fee Agreements for Business Litigation

"Increased milaeage" agreement allows the attorney and client to go those extra miles to obtain a great result. More businesses are asking lawyers to prosecute cases on a contingency or reduced rate. A straight contingency...more

Identifying Accounting Problems and Adopting Practices to Detect Financial Misconduct: A Primer for Lawyers

This article identifies frequently encountered misleading or deceptive accounting practices, discusses the legal responsibilities of attorneys representing a company to detect and deal with accounting irregularities, and...more

Do Liberals and Conservatives Punish Differently?

An intriguing look at how liberal versus conservative orientation plays into decisions to punish. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants respond to this article and discuss how they would use the results in court....more

How Jurors React to Successful Women

An intriguing look at how jurors respond to successful women and how to minimize negative bias. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants give their reactions. This article is one of many available free online from The...more

Cross-Examination of the Narcissistic Witness

An experienced ASTC-member trial consultant provides a follow-up article on the cross-examination of the narcissistic witness. Tips, tools, tactics and how to think about this special challenge. This article is one of many...more

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