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Announcing A2L’s New Storytelling Webinar

Posted by Ken Lopez on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 01:08 PM

persuasive-storytelling-for-litigators-cta-time.jpgby Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L 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 watching Tony deliver private storytelling training sessions to litigators at many of the very top litigation law firms. And I have also had the distinct pleasure of watching him work with our customers, who are primarily large law firms engaged in litigation with hundreds of millions, or billions, of dollars at stake.

Having been in this business and having seen a lot of people do this kind of work for three decades, I can say with confidence that Tony is absolutely superb at combining the development of a high-quality narrative with high-quality persuasive visuals.

So it's with great pleasure that I announce an upcoming free public webinar on storytelling for litigators on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm (EST) - NOTE: Recorded version will be available after the event if you register. Everyone is invited to attend. All you have to do is sign up, and that takes about 30 seconds. Here's the link to register.So whether you're considering how best to tell a story in the courtroom for an upcoming case or just want to hear the latest techniques and science that relate to persuasive storytelling, you will want to attend this free one-hour session.

In this session Tony will be sharing techniques that he has learned in his more than 20 years of litigation – and techniques that we use at A2L to help trial teams and their experts maximize their persuasive ability in the courtroom.

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The 10 Top Free Trial Lawyer Resources of 2016

Posted by Ken Lopez on Wed, Nov 2, 2016 @ 03:57 PM

best litigation ebooks webinars cle for trial lawyers of 2016by Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L Consulting

As we approach the end of 2016, I'm reviewing the many free resources that have been viewed and downloaded from A2L Consulting's extensive litigation-focused website this year. From podcasts to blog articles to free downloadable e-books to free webinars, we have given back this year to the trial community more than ever.

Our blog has been accessed 250,000 times, our 20+ free e-books have been downloaded tens of thousands of times and more than 1,000 new subscribers have signed up for a free litigation and persuasion-focused blog subscription in the past year.

To help sort through all that data and information and focus on just the best content and resources, here are the 10 items, all completely complimentary and without additional obligation, that saw the most intense attention this year from the litigation industry's top players.

  1. free litigation ebooks for trial lawyersVisits to A2L's free resources (podcasts, e-books, webinars etc.): This central set of resources allows visitors to our site to direct themselves to the information they most need.




 

  1. ryan-flax-a2l-litigation-consultants-webinar-recorded.jpgStorytelling for Litigators Webinar: The science of using storytelling for persuasion is in its nascent stages. This webinar explains what is now known and how to best use storytelling techniques to influence other people’s thoughts and conclusions.

 



  1. a2l-patent-litigation-consulting-4th-toolkit.jpgThe Patent Litigation Handbook 4th Edition: During A2L's more than 20 years in business, intellectual property cases have represented nearly half of our total work. Therefore, it’s no surprise that when we want to update one of our handbooks, we often turn to our patent litigation handbook. It’s a perennial winner.

 



  1. a2l-consulting-voir-dire-consultants-handbook-cover-drop.jpgThe Voir Dire Handbook: I'm surprised by how popular this book is, but voir dire continues to be one of the most searched for terms on our site. We routinely help support trial teams during jury selection and conduct mock exercises that have a voir dire component.

 




  1. complex-civil-litigation-ebook-free.jpgComplex Civil Litigation Handbook: This book is a necessity for anyone who enters civil courtrooms, develops theories for civil cases, or works on complex civil litigation.










 

  1. trial-timeline-ebook.jpgTrial Timelines E-Book: Used in almost every case, timelines are an essential communication tool. If you think that a timeline is simply a date bar with topic flags, this book has a great deal to teach you about this valuable concept.






 

  1. storytelling-and-persuasion-for-litigators.jpgStorytelling for Litigators E-Book: This book and its prior edition has been downloaded thousands of times.

 







  1. expert-witnesses-how-to-answer-questions-deposition-cross-1.jpgThe Top 14 Testimony Tips for Litigators and Expert Witnesses: No matter how well prepared a witness is, he or she can face a tricky question or a trap planned by opposing counsel. This article identifies 14 of those common situations and the best strategies to foil these tactics.

 




  1. best-voir-dire-questions-to-ask-mock-trial-federal-court-1.jpgFive Questions to Ask in Voir Dire . . . Always: This blog article originally published in 2013, has been read nearly 20,000 times this year alone.




 

  1. litigation-consulting-report-blog.pngOur litigation blog, The Litigation Consulting Report. Now, every year, more than a quarter-million visits are paid to our blog. It's been named a top litigation blog by the American Bar Association, The Persuasive Litigator, Cogent Legal, Justia, LitigationWorld and many other organizations. Why not claim a free subscription here or share one with a friend?






Tags: Trial Graphics, Trial Consultants, Litigation Graphics, Jury Consulting, Litigation Consulting, Trial Consulting, E-Book, Demonstrative Evidence, Webinar, Litigation Support, Patent Litigation, Voir Dire, Storytelling, Timelines, Podcasts, blog

The Top 15 Litigation E-Books & Webinars of 2015

Posted by Ken Lopez on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

top litigation ebooks webinars 2015 a2l consulting litigation consultants jury graphicsby Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L Consulting

Every year we publish several free e-books and conduct several free webinars focused on litigation, trial graphics, persuasion, and winning cases, both before and after trial. These are among our more popular products. Thus far in 2015, readers have downloaded a piece of content from our collection of more than 30 e-books and webinars more than 10,000 times.

There is something for everyone in these e-books and webinars, from the latest insights in storytelling to the art of making a great presentation, from how to get a jury to reject junk science to the best way to conduct voir dire. These are not bland marketing materials; they represent the state of the art in our profession, and they are full of useful tips and strategies that lawyers can use.

Our books are typically made up of hand-curated articles culled from over 500 that the team members of A2L Consulting have published over the last five years. 

A2L's webinars are like free mini-CLE courses -- except that they are much more interesting than your typical CLE event.

Our newest type of material is the podcast. These are showing serious promise as more and more readers learn about them and download them. We now have three podcasts available – again, totally free for download. They are: Twelve Things Every Mock Juror Ever Has Said, Five Ways to Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statements, and Storytelling in Litigation.

Here are the top 15 litigation e-books and webinars of 2015, ranked in order of the number of times they have been downloaded. It is possible to share each of these resources with your colleagues on Twitter and LinkedIn by clicking the buttons below.

15. How To Find and Use Trial Technicians and Trial Technology

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14. Storytelling as a Persuasion Tool Webinar

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13. The Patent Litigation Toolkit 3rd Ed

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12. The In-House Counsel Litigation Toolkit

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11. Using and Creating Litigation Graphics to Persuade

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10. Winning Your Case BEFORE Trial Webinar

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9. Combating Junk Science E-Book 2nd Ed

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8. Top 75 Articles of All Time E-Book

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7. Litigation Support Toolkit E-Book

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6. The Complex Civil Litigation Guidebook

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5. How To Use and Design Trial Timelines

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4. Storytelling for Litigators E-Book 3rd Ed

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3. Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statements Webinar

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2. The Opening Statement Toolkit

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1. The Voir Dire Handbook

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10 AmLaw 100 Firms That Love to Learn

Posted by Ken Lopez on Mon, May 18, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

 

amlaw-100-best-love-to-learn-cleby Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L Consulting

There is a lot to learn from data, and these days data is everywhere. For better or worse, data can be available for everything from the number of steps you walked today to how long you took to read a particular Web page.

I recently took the time to assess how the AmLaw 100 law firms were interacting with our site, particularly with the articles on this blog. Some law firms are very active, and some hardly visit at all — and I think this information tells us a great deal about these law firms.

This data is interesting to me for many reasons. First, I’m interested in making sure that our articles appeal to the AmLaw 100 law firms, as just about every one of them has been a client of A2L Consulting at some point. However, I’m also interested in what the data says about the law firm itself. Is the firm interested in learning?  Is it serious about litigation? Is it set in its ways?

After more than 20 years of supporting top litigators, I find that there are litigators who like feedback from the courtroom experts on our staff, and there are litigators who simply want to do things their way. We work with both types, but our favorite is the former -- those litigators who say, “A2L, you're in court 50-100 times a year, and maybe I make it once a year, but it's not usually even that often any more. What advice do you have based on working with others like me, in similar cases and in this venue?”

In my experience, the litigators who present themselves and their cases this way are the ones who win most often. They have their own way of doing things, to be sure, but they are also open to taking a different approach when a high-quality idea is presented to them. Indeed, they solicit high-quality ideas and create an atmosphere where creativity happens.

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Our blog is written for people like that -- litigators who love to learn and want to improve their courtroom game. As an in-house lawyer said to me recently, “Many lawyers are trying cases the same way they did 30 years ago, but juries are deciding cases differently than they did 30 years ago.” Adapt or lose is the new mantra for high-end litigators.

If I were hiring litigators, this data would give me something to consider. After all, do you want the type of litigator who is flexible and staying up with the latest trends, or one who is set in his or her ways? Do you want one who is reading top litigation blogs with trial tips, or one who is satisfied with the old approach?

Below are two lists that rank the AmLaw 100 firms by the number of times that firm has watched one of our webinars or downloaded one of our litigation e-books. The second list shows how many verified and known visitors from that firm there have been.

Before telling you what the data reveals, I have some caveats. I’m only including data from verified visitors to our site whose identify we are sure of, based on their download history and other activity with our site. So the raw data is really a small sample of those who visit our site each month, since the vast majority of visitors have not left their name with us yet. Thus, the raw data understates the number of page views and visits considerably, probably by a factor of ten times or more. Since you have to provide your email, the number of downloads is quite precise and actually more telling except when someone has used Gmail. What is useful and interesting is how the law firms compare to each other. This data reflects about four years of visits.

These ten AmLaw 100 firms have downloaded more e-books and watched more webinars than the other 90 firms in that comparison group.

  1. Greenberg Traurig
  2. Jones Day
  3. K&L Gates
  4. Kirkland & Ellis
  5. Fish & Richardson
  6. Ogletree Deakins
  7. Kilpatrick Townsend
  8. Jackson Lewis
  9. Fox Rothschild
  10. Lewis Brisbois

These ten AmLaw 100 firms have viewed our site more than any other of their peer firms.

  1. Greenberg Traurig
  2. Fish & Richardson
  3. Haynes and Boone
  4. Kirkland & Ellis
  5. Jones Day
  6. Ogletree Deakins
  7. K&L Gates
  8. Pillsbury
  9. Latham & Watkins
  10. Bryan Cave

Interestingly, there was only one AmLaw 100 firm that showed no verified visitors, no downloads, and no one subscribing to our litigation blog (there are 6,600 subscribers). It's a big DC firm that we have a 100% win rate against in repeated cases over many years. Correlation? I sure think so.

Other articles related to best-practices, the role of in-house counsel guiding outside litigation counsel and continuous learning:

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Tags: Litigation Graphics, Trial Presentation, Litigation Consulting, E-Book, Webinar, Articles, Trial Preparation, In-House Counsel, CLE

[New Webinar] 5 Ways to Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statements

Posted by Ken Lopez on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

 

opening-statements-webinar-cta-tallby Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L Consulting

If you can win the battle of opening statements, you'll likely win your trial. Up to eighty-percent of jurors will make up their minds about your case during opening statements. In this webinar you'll learn the top-five ways to maximize persuasiveness during opening statements.

From how to tell compelling stories to visually supporting your key arguments, this one-hour will reveal the best secrets from courtroom persuasion experts. Ryan H. Flax, Esq., A2L's Managing Director of Litigation Consulting is an accomplished litigator who helps trial teams perfect their trial story and trial presentation using the latest persuasion science.

Even if you can't make it to the live event, you'll receive access to the recorded version just for registering.

WEBINAR TOPICS:

  1. Why and how to frame your case as a story
  2. What NOT to do when introducing your case to jurors
  3. Why and how to support your opening statement with images and graphics
  4. Pitfalls and the dangers of poor visuals

Here are the details of the free webinar:

What: 5 Ways to Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statements
When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 1:30pm ET How long: 45 minutes + 15 minute Q&A
Where: Online, once registered you will receive a personal login link
How much: Free
Why: Understand how to best persuade fact-finders during opening statements.
Who: Led by veteran litigator, Ryan H. Flax, Esq, A2L Consulting's Managing Director of Litigation Consulting.
How: Click here or on the button below to register for the complimentary webinar.

Whether you are in-house counsel, outside counsel, or litigation support, this 45-minute webinar will prove valuable and reveal secrets learned by one of the world's top persuasion experts.

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Tags: Trial Consultants, Litigation Graphics, Litigation Consulting, Webinar, Juries, Jury Consultants, Storytelling, Opening, Persuasion

Top 14 Litigation Consulting and Persuasion-Focused Articles of 2014

Posted by Ken Lopez on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

 

litigation-consulting-articles-2014-top-14by Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L Consulting

It's been another unbelievable year at A2L Consulting.

I'm very proud to see us again be voted best jury consultants and best litigation graphics consultants. More than 20,000 free e-books and webinars were viewed on A2LC.com.

Incredibly, there were more than 300,000 pages viewed our site this year. About two-thirds of those visits were to our award-winning Litigation Consulting Report blog that now boosts 5,800 free subscribers (that's more than 2,200 new subscribers since last year!).

On that blog, we will have published 115 articles by year's end. It's a few less than last year, but we have to confess, we were really busy being litigation consultants this year!

Each year I list the very best articles based on your readership, and this year 14 articles stand out as the top-14 for 2014. Each of these articles was read by thousands of people, and some were read by tens of thousands.

I notice more interest in jury consulting this year with "voir dire" being the most searched for topic on our site. Making great presentations and storytelling are always popular topics on our blog as evidenced by several related articles on this year's top article list.

One article stood out from the rest as the most popular. The Top 14 TED Talks Talks for Lawyers and Litigators 2014 received twice as many visits as the 2nd place article. I'm not surprised. It's the second time I've released a curated list of TED Talks for lawyers, and the previous article was a hit too. In this year's post you'll find an emphasis on good storytelling and good visual persuasion skills.

Each of the articles below has a link that will allow you to tweet that article or post it to LinkedIn. I think sharing content that has proven valuable to others and to yourself is something we can all do to elevate the quality of the litigation industry and the ways we persuade others throughout our lives. 

14. The Top 10 Tips for Selling Professional Services

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13. What is Visual Persuasion and What Do You Need to Know About It?

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12. Like It or Not: Likeability Counts for Credibility in the Courtroom

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11. 2 Metrics Showing Litigation Shifting to Midsize Law Firms

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10. 7 Ways to Avoid Making Your PowerPoint Slides Your Handout

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9. 25 Things In-House Counsel Should Insist Outside Litigation Counsel Do

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8. Top 15 Litigation E-Books & Webinars from the Past 12 Months

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7. The Top 5 Qualities of a Good Lawyer

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6. 5 Essential Elements of Storytelling and Persuasion

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5. Witness Preparation: The Most Important Part

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4. 5 Voir Dire Questions to Avoid

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3. 7 Things Expert Witnesses Should Never Say

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2. 16 PowerPoint Litigation Graphics You Won't Believe Are PowerPoint

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1. The Top 14 TED Talks Talks for Lawyers and Litigators 2014

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[New and Free Webinar] 12 Things Every Mock Juror Ever Has Said

Posted by Ken Lopez on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

 

mock-trial-mock-jurors-what-they-all-say-1by Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L Consulting

If you can learn the secrets of how mock jurors commonly behave during mock trial deliberations, you will be better positioned to win at trial. These behavior patterns are understandably foreign since most people see mock juries deliberate infrequently. However, when you are a jury consultant, mock trials are routine, and repeat behavior patterns become clear over a long career.

Surprisingly, it turns out that no matter where you go in the country, mock jurors tend to act in similar ways. Although there are venue-specific idiosyncrasies, mock jurors act quite similarly from locale to locale. If you understand the questions they almost always ask, the order of deliberations they usually follow and how mock juries address damages almost every time, you will be far ahead of almost all of your peers.  

We at A2L have put together a free 75-minute webinar, 12 Things Every Mock Juror Ever Has Said. It will be conducted live on December 9, 2014 at 1:30pm ET and is designed to share A2L's accumulated knowledge about mock jurors. Click here to register for it for free.

dr-laurie-kuslansky-jury-consultant-a2l-consulting-1This webinar will be led by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D., one of the world's top jury consultants and managing director of A2L's jury consulting team. She has conducted over 400 mock trials in more than 1,000 litigation engagements throughout the country over the past 20+ years. Dr. Kuslansky will describe how mock jurors make decisions about liability and damages. She will address how mock jurors tend to apportion justice, how they calculate damages, how they react to contracts and how mock jury trial deliberations compare to real-life trial deliberations.

Other topics expected to be discussed are how to best position a jury to discuss damages, how mock jurors handle verdict forms and instructions, how mock jurors split up blame among multiple parties, how mock jurors use graphics, what juries forget and much more. This event is suitable for anyone with an interest in litigation, but this webinar is designed for the courtroom lawyer.

Here are the details of the free webinar:

  • What: 12 Things Every Mock Juror Ever Has Said
  • When: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:30pm ET
  • How long: 60 minutes + 15 minute Q&A
  • Where: Online, once registered you will receive a personal login link
  • How much: Free
  • Why: Understand how fact-finders make decisions and you can win more cases.
  • Who: Led by veteran jury consultant, Dr. Laurie R. Kuslansky, A2L Consulting's Managing Director of Jury Consulting.
  • HowClick here or on the button below to register for the complimentary webinar.

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Other A2L Consulting webinars that you can watch at any time include:

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The BIG List of All 337 Litigation Consulting Report Articles

Posted by Ken Lopez on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

 

litigation consulting report big listby Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L Consulting

Since 2011, we have published 337 articles on the Litigation Consulting Report blog. Our blog has been named one of the industry's best by the American Bar Association and now, five or ten people subscribe every day for free.

The amount of valuable content available at no charge is overwhelming. You can read articles organized by topic using the tags that appear in the lower right column of this blog. You can download e-books that organize articles into useful subject areas, and you can search A2L's entire 1200-page site by using the search field at the top of the right column.

Still, it's a lot of content to get your arms around. With this in mind, today I am listing all 337 articles below organized into five topic areas:

  • Litigation Graphics: includes articles about PowerPoint use at trial, animation, how one should use litigation graphics consultants, practice area specific graphics and more.
  • Jury & Trial Consulting: includes those articles that relate to the role of a jury or trial consultant, how to structure mock exercises and those articles that discuss how best to communicate with a judge or jury.
  • Trial Technology: includes articles about the best traits of a trial technician, how best to deploy technology in the courtroom, how to avoid technology problems and more.
  • E-Books & Webinars: provides a list of many of our e-books and webinars released over the past three years.
  • General: covers topics like economic conditions, witness preparation, tips for trial, storytelling, making presentations outside the courtroom and those articles that cut across multiple subject areas.
In each category, articles are listed newest first. I encourage you to browse for information that might be helpful to you, and I always welcome questions that you may have (lopez@A2LC.com). Social sharing and email article buttons are available on every article.

Litigation Graphics

Jury & Trial Consulting

Trial Technology and Trial Technicians

E-Books & Webinars

General

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5 Valuable (and Free) Complex or Science-Focused Litigation Resources

Posted by Ken Lopez on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 11:00 AM


by Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L Consulting

Over the past 15 years, A2L Consulting has partnered with Innovative Science Solutions (ISS) on everything from tobacco litigation to hydraulic fracturing to alleged health effects of cell phones. Along the way, we have learned, often by overcoming enormous challenges, how to make science your ally.

Here are 5 completely free litigation resources based on that combined experience that I'd like to share with you:

floating-david-schwartz-issNew! This Wednesday!  Register: The Five Keys to Effective Scientific Information Management -  If you’re an attorney or someone who works with attorneys dealing with complex science-based litigation, you don’t want to miss this. All you have to do to register is click here for the 10am presentation or here for the 3pm presentation. If you have any questions you can contact Dr. David Schwartz directly at schwartz@innovativescience.net.

using-science-to-win-at-trial-200Read: Using Science to Prevail in Your Next Case or Controversy -  This book explores the unique relationship between science and the law. By looking at how your experts testify, how causation is established and how to explain science in an understandable way to jurors, this ebook breaks new ground for litigators.


experts-meld-evidence-with-argumentsNew!  Whitepaper: How Can Litigators Meld Expert Evidence with Winning Arguments - In this document, we have summarized many of the points we made in a webinar of the same name about how to identify, vet and prepare experts and how to develop winning demonstrative exhibits for expert testimony.

Watch: How Can Litigators Meld Expert Evidence with Winning Arguments - In this one-hour and fifteen minute webinar, Dr. David Schwartz shares how sophisticated litigation teams use both testifying and consulting experts to stay on message. Litigator turned litigation consultant Ryan Flax shares what he's learned about explaining complicated subject matter while trying complex cases for a dozen years. Ted Dunkelberger describes how to pick the best experts and how to make sure they are ready for trial. Watch now.

Read: What is the Value of Litigation Consulting? - We released it last month, and it has been one of our most popular litigation e-books to date already viewed by thousands of people. In it, we break down advice for litigators and ROI for clients into separate sections for litigation graphics, jury consulting and trial technology support. Download now.


Other articles and resources on A2L Consulting's site related to handing complex civil litigation, science-focused litigation and expert witnesses.

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Top 15 Litigation E-Books & Webinars from the Past 12 Months

Posted by Ken Lopez on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 12:30 PM



top 15 litigation ebooks webinars a2l consultingby Ken Lopez
Founder/CEO
A2L Consulting

Since 2011, hundreds of thousands of people have visited A2L's website and industry-leading litigation blog, The Litigation Consulting Report. They come to research A2L's litigation support services, they come to learn how to improve their results as litigators and litigation support professionals, and many come to download a free litigation e-book or watch a free litigation webinar.

Over the past year alone, tens of thousands have either downloaded a book or watched a webinar. Why?

One reason is that there is simply no other place for litigators and litigation support professionals to find the information that we publish. Whether it is a narrow topic like preparing for an argument before the Federal Circuit or whether it is a broad topic like discovering the value of litigation consulting, this information is just not collected elsewhere.

I loved my trial advocacy courses in law school, but in the 1990s at least, they did little to help me prepare to present in the modern courtroom. There was no teaching about how best to use visual evidence. There was very little discussion about the use of trial technology. There was certainly no training for how to set up and structure a mock jury exercise that would yield actionable data. 

All this information and more is what we offer here on this site for free. We publish it on our blog several times a week, but with hundreds of litigation-related topics, finding the information you need can take a bit of searching. That's why we combine blog articles into books with a common theme and offer them as a free download.

Some are practice-area specific themes like those for patent, environmental and antitrust law. Some are focused on different elements of litigation like preparing timelines, getting the most out of a mock trial or using PowerPoint litigation graphics to improve trial results.

Measured by the number of downloads, below are the top 15 litigation webinars and e-books from the past 12 months.

value of litigation consulting ebook a2l15. The Value of Using Litigation Consultants: Our litigation consultants have compiled 62 expert articles on topics related to litigation consulting and litigation generally. Learn about the latest trends and thinking in jury consulting, trial presentation and trial technology in this E-Book.


 

powerpoint trial graphics14. Using PowerPoint Litigation Graphics Webinar: Whether you are in-house counsel, outside counsel, or litigation support, this 60-minute webinar focused on persuasion using PowerPoint graphics techniques will prove valuable. Recorded version is watchable anytime.

 
 

new normal legal economy ebook13. Maximizing Value from Litigation Consultants in the New Normal Legal Economy: In our first book about changes faced by litigators, consultants and in-house counsel because of the changing legal marketplace, we also offer first-of-its-kind content authored by litigation consultants who have been serving the legal community for the past 30 years.



expert witness webinar12. How to Get the Most Impact from Expert Witnesses: In this one-hour and fifteen minute webinar, Dr. David Schwartz shares how sophisticated litigation teams use both testifying and consulting experts to stay on message. Litigator turned litigation consultant Ryan Flax shares what he's learned about explaining complicated subject matter while trying complex cases for a dozen years helping to amass more than $1 billion in jury verdicts and now helping hundreds of top litigators as a litigation consultant at A2L. Ted Dunkelberger describes how to pick the best experts and how to make sure they are ready for trial based on his experience in hundreds of litigation engagements. 


storytelling in litigation webinar11.  Using Storytelling as a Persuasion Tool at Trial Webinar: Whether you are in-house counsel, outside counsel, or litigation support, this 60-minute webinar plus 20-minute Q&A will improve your understanding and use of storytelling techniques during litigation.



 

patent litigation ebook10. The Patent Litigation Toolkit - 3rd EditionAt 200 pages, this edition of the book is more than twice as large as 2012's 2nd edition. Over the past 18 years at A2L, about 50 percent of our work has been in the patent litigation field. Simply, this type of information is not assembled anywhere else and is incredibly valuable to a patent litigator.


 

using science to win in litigation9. Using Science to Win at Trial or in the Public Eye: This unique science-focused book is co-written by the litigation-focused scientists and experts at Innovative Science Solutions and A2L's industry leading litigation consultants. It is an unprecedented guide for those who manage science issues inside and outside the courtroom.

 
 

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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.


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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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