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  • 17 Reasons Why Litigation Consultants Are Better at Graphics Than Law Firms

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting There are a handful of large law firms that have in-house graphics departments and use them as profit centers with their corporate clients. When a big case is on its way to trial, the large firm develops its own litigation graphics, and the law firm bills the client for in-house graphics in the same way (albeit at a lower rate) that lawyers are bi...

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  • Visual Storytelling at Trial: The Judges’ Perspective

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting I recently had the opportunity to make a presentation at a federal judges’ conference in New Jersey that brought together judges and lawyers from that state. About 300 lawyers attended, as did about two dozen federal judges. The subject of my presentation was storytelling and its role in trials. After my presentati...

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  • 8 Strategies When Winning Means Losing the Least Money

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting The best defense lawyers come to A2L with their toughest cases. This means that some of the cases that arrive on our doorstep are essentially unwinnable. Although the trial team won't often directly say so, they will say, “The client considers a plaintiff's verdict for anything between zero dollars and XYZ dollars a win." In these cases, typically...

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  • At Trial, Prepare for the Best But Expect the Worst

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting We spend a lot of time in this blog describing the best practices to use in persuading a jury or judge, explaining why they work, and encouraging lawyers to use them. But what if your best-laid plans go astray? Even the most exhaustive set of trial preparations can go unexpectedly wrong. Hardware can fail, judges ca...

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  • Working with A2L Consulting - Customers Talk About A2L's Litigation Consulting Services

    Founded in 1995, A2L Consulting is a full-service litigation support and litigation consulting firm that helps lawyers persuade and explain difficult concepts to judges, juries, and the general public. Through the use of jury consulting, mock trials, visual designs, oratorical techniques, trial technology, and litigation consulting, A2L Consulting effectively translates complex information into in...

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  • A2L Consulting - Persuading with Visuals at Trial

    We recently asked three top trial lawyers about what makes them so successful in the courtroom. They are quite a successful trio. One of them is Bobby Burchfield of King & Spalding, whose bio notes, “Mr. Burchfield has never lost a jury trial.” That's an especially impressive track record as he's been in practice more than 30 years. So what does winning take? Well, as we saw in previous clips fro...

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  • The Critical Value of Storytelling at Trial - A2L Consulting

    We recently had the opportunity to interview three top trial lawyers. We asked them for their views about the practice of law and about what really works at trial. Collectively, more than 100 years of wisdom are speaking in these interviews, conducted by Tony Klapper, our managing director for litigation consulting. I couldn't agree more with these trial lawyers’ positions, and over the coming we...

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  • My Case Is Not Visual – So Why Do I Need Litigation Graphics?

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Over the past three decades I've heard hundreds of lawyers say, “I won't need many graphics because my case is not very visual.” Usually, that's followed up with “It's really a case about documents” or “It’s a dispute over who said what,” or “It’s just about what someone's actions were.” Fortunately, there’s a clear and straightforward answer to ...

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  • Top 10 Litigation Articles So Far This Year

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting As the first quarter of 2017 comes to an end, I have had the occasion to reflect on the origins and the success of the online publication that you are reading, The Litigation Consulting Report. In six years, I've watched as this publication grew from nothing at all to a subscription list that includes more than 9,000 members of the legal community...

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  • 3 Excellent Ways to Use “Top-Bottom” Timelines in Trial

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting Timelines are a frequently used, time-honored trial technique that we have discussed in these pages more than once. Since human beings like to focus on a story – what happened first, what happened next, and so on – timelines have the power to summarize, in a simple and straightforward way, the entire narrative of a ...

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  • The Key Elements of a Good Narrative – at Trial or Anywhere Else

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting Here in these pages, we often talk about storytelling as a fundamental principle of successful trial work. But what are the elements of a good story? A good story is one that will be retold – it’s one that begs to be retold. Just as our ancestors told and retold the fundamental stories of their nations by the fires...

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  • Still Think Persuasion is About Talking While Showing Bullet Points?

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting We recently asked three top trial lawyers about what makes them so successful in the courtroom. They are quite a successful trio. One of them is Bobby Burchfield of King & Spalding, whose bio notes, “Mr. Burchfield has never lost a jury trial.” That's an especially impressive track record as he's been in practice more than 30 years. So what does ...

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  • Lawyers: It’s Time to Make Time for Trial Preparation

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting At A2L, we tend to work with the top litigators at some of the nation’s best-known firms. These men and women are obviously excellent lawyers, very good at what they do. They are also very busy. They always have another complaint to respond to, another discovery dispute to resolve, another brief to write or edit, an...

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  • The Value of Storytelling: A Current Case in Point

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting An article last month in The Recorder, a publication of American Lawyer Media, makes clearly and concisely one of the points that we frequently try to make here on this blog. The article explains what happened in a wrongful-termination trial in federal court in San Francisco, which ended on February 6 with a $10.8 million verdict, plus $5 million...

  • 10 Fears That First-Time Users of Litigation Consultants Have

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting At A2L, we have worked with thousands of clients over the last several decades. When we first started, almost no trial lawyers had experience with litigation consultants. However, as time went on, the majority of the people we work with have used either jury consultants, litigation graphics consultants, or trial technology in-court specialists at ...

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  • 12 Reasons Using Trial Consultants (Like Us) Is Possibly Not Fair

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting When I speak to an audience about the work A2L does (other than trial lawyers from large law firms), I sometimes hear the question, “Is the kind of work A2L does fair?” That is, is it fair to have trial consultants support a trial team and use the latest in persuasion science to advocate only one side of a case? In a group setting, my lawyerly ans...

  • Using Litigation Graphics in Bench Trials: How Different Is It From Jury Trials?

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting We’ve spoken here more than once about the fact that jurors, unlike most attorneys, tend to be visual learners who like to be shown, not told. The best way to show them what they need to know, as we have said, is through litigation graphics. Science has also taught us that the best way to keep a jury’s attention is ...

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  • NITA Experts Agree: Jurors Want Lawyers to Show, Not Tell

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting We have written many times about the fact that scientific studies have shown that nonlawyers (who are the vast majority of jurors) tend to be visual learners, and tend not to be auditory learners or kinesthetic learners –people who learn by experiencing. Lawyers (who are the ones who present facts and tell stories t...

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  • How to Get Great Results From a Good Lawyer

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting

  • 2017 Will be a Great Year for (Most Types of) Trials

    Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting This is the fifth consecutive year that I've written a new year economic outlook article focused on litigation. Please review some of my previous articles that were focused on 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013. While I believe that 2017 will be a very good year for litigation, it will not be good for everyone. From where I sit, things look and sound remarka...

  • How to Use Litigation Graphics in Antitrust Cases

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting At first glance, antitrust cases seem like unlikely venues for the successful use of litigation graphics. Antitrust law has the reputation for being arcane, abstract and statistical, and to some extent the reputation is justified. After all, this area of law deals with the workings of supply and demand and other eco...

  • 7 Habits of Great Trial Teams

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting Ken Lopez, the CEO of A2L Consulting, and I were talking the other day about some good books to read for the holiday season.  I suggested a current best-seller, Thomas Friedman's Thank You for Being Late - strongly recommended to me by my dear friend and mentor, Jim Hostetler. But Ken guided me to another book, a be...

  • The Importance of Litigation Graphics in Toxic Tort Litigation

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting If anyone thought the era of toxic tort litigation was coming to an end, they were wrong. The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its priority list of 10 chemicals, including asbestos, that it is considering banning under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Although it re...

  • Announcing A2L’s New Storytelling Webinar

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Tony Klapper joined the A2L team after a vibrant and successful career as a litigator at law firms like Kirkland & Ellis and Reed Smith. One of the reasons that he has meshed so well with the culture here at A2L is his penchant for storytelling, particularly as it applies to persuading in the courtroom. In the past year, I've had the pleasure of ...

  • Why You Should Pressure-Test Your Trial Graphics Well Before Trial

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting

  • How to Be a Great Expert Witness (Part 3)

    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In our last post, we discussed why expert witnesses should rely on visual aids and litigation graphics in preparing their testimony. Another key point for expert witnesses is that no matter how well credentialed a witness is, if the jury thinks he is a jackass or if he acts in a way that is inconsistent with jurors...

  • The Results Are In for Best Trial Consultants

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting I don't want this post to be purely self-congratulatory, but I do have some good news to share. I think it's relevant and useful news for litigators and litigation professionals. A2L was just voted number one in the legal industry again. This time, it's in the category of trial consultants, in a poll conducted by the prestigious Legal Times newsp...

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  • How Many PowerPoint Slides Should You Use in a Typical Trial?

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting How many slides should a world-class trial lawyer or trial presentation consultant create for use in a typical trial? That’s an interesting question that I hadn’t thought of until recently, when I had a fascinating debate with some litigators about this topic. One took the view that a trial with twice as many issues should require twice as many sl...

  • Last Day to Vote: Best of Legal Times 2016

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting

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  • [Free Download] Trial Lawyer’s Guide to Jury Consulting & Mock Trials

    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Today, we are publishing our latest free book -- A Trial Lawyer's Guide to Jury Consulting and Mock Trials. This free 328-page book is based on the idea that even after some decades in which jury consulting has grown and established itself as a business, many lawyers still don’t necessarily understand what jury consultants do and how valuable the...

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