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The Litigation Consulting Report

Our Top 20 Litigation Articles of All Time - Download in a Free Book

Posted by Ken Lopez on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

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We are very proud to have achieved a milestone and to be able to share it with our readers. In 2011, we launched our popular litigation-focused blog, The Litigation Consulting Report, and we recently published our 200th article for the blog.

In that time, tens of thousands of different people in the legal industry – partners in major law firms, in-house counsel, consultants, expert witnesses, graphic designers, and many others – have turned to the blog for interesting stories about real trials, for the latest research on what works and what doesn’t, for insights into jury psychology, and for good advice on trial techniques. I’m thrilled that the blog has been so well received. There are very few blogs like it on the Internet, if any.

To celebrate, we are releasing this e-book of the top 20 articles as judged by the readership of the articles over the past two years. You will notice that the topics are wide-ranging but generally fall into our three key areas of expertise: Trial Consulting, Litigation Graphics and Courtroom Technology.

We haven’t been afraid to challenge conventional wisdom about presenting information at trial, and I’m not surprised that among the top 20 articles are those that say that PowerPoint is often significantly misused by trial lawyers, that other presentation software is often preferable, and that bullet points are usually not a good way to get your ideas across.

To be honest, the identity of the most-read article (The Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Litigators) is a surprise to me, but I suppose it reflects the growing use of social media to disseminate valuable content. After all, a great many of you probably found this book, or at least some of its constituent parts, on Twitter.

Other popular blog posts are less surprising and indeed encouraging like storytelling in the courtroom, the meaning of color, the best practices for mock trials, and problems in the use of demonstrative evidence.

I hope that you enjoy this book and take real value from it. I would sincerely welcome your feedback.  If you are not a subscriber of our blog, please become one by clicking here.

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20. 5 Demonstrative Evidence Tricks and Cheats to Watch Out For

19. Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) & Lobbying/Advocacy Graphics

18. Storytelling Proven Effective in Apple v. Samsung Patent Graphics

17. 10 Things Every Mock Jury Ever Has Said

16. Litigation Graphics, Psychology and Color Meaning

15. 20 Great Storytelling for Lawyers Articles from Trial Experts

14. The Top 14 Testimony Tips for Litigators and Expert Witnesses

13. 10 Videos to Help Litigators Become Better Courtroom Storytellers

12. Trial Graphics, Color Choice, Color Meaning & Culture

11. 16 Trial Presentation Tips You Can Learn From Hollywood

10. 5 Keys to Telling a Compelling Trial Story in the Courtroom

9. 10 Outstanding YouTube Channels for Litigators & Litigation Support

8. The Top 14 Blogs for Litigators and Litigation Support Pros

7. Beyond PowerPoint: Trial Presentations with Prezi and Keynote

6. The Top 5 Trial Timeline Tips

5. The 12 WORST PowerPoint Mistakes Litigators (and most people) Make

4. Lists of Analogies, Metaphors & Idioms for Lawyers

3. 12 Reasons Bullet Points are Bad in Trial Graphics (or in any presentation)

2. Demonstrative Evidence Storytelling Lessons from Apple v. Samsung

1. The 50 Best Twitter Accounts to Follow for Lawyers, Litigators & Lit Support

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Ken Lopez founded A2L Consulting in 1995. The firm has since worked with litigators from all major law firms on more than 10,000 cases with over $2 trillion cumulatively at stake.  The A2L team is comprised of psychologists, jury consultants, trial consultants, litigation consultants, attorneys and information designers who provide jury consulting, litigation graphics and trial technology.  Ken Lopez can be reached at lopez@A2LC.com.


Tony Klapper joined A2L Consulting after accumulating 20 years of litigation experience while a partner at both Reed Smith and Kirkland & Ellis. Today, he is the Managing Director of Litigation Consulting and General Counsel for A2L Consulting. Tony has significant litigation experience in products liability, toxic tort, employment, financial services, government contract, insurance, and other commercial disputes.  In those matters, he has almost always been the point person for demonstrative evidence and narrative development on his trial teams. Tony can be reached at klapper@a2lc.com.

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Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D., Managing Director, Trial & Jury Consulting, has conducted over 400 mock trials in more than 1,000 litigation engagements over the past 20 years. Dr. Kuslansky's goal is to provide the highest level of personalized client service possible whether one's need involves a mock trial, witness preparation, jury selection or a mock exercise not involving a jury. Dr. Kuslansky can be reached at kuslansky@A2LC.com.

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