The Top Three Articles of the 2nd Quarter of 2018 – and the Top Three of All Time

If you’re one of the nearly 10,000 long-time readers of this litigation consulting blog, you know that periodically, we list the recent articles that have proved the most popular. We measure popularity based on the number of times an article has been read, so these really are reader rankings.

In today’s article, I want to do something a little different. This time I’m listing not only the top…

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What a GEICO Ad Has to Say About How to Use PowerPoint Litigation Graphics

Because (apparently), if we only had 15 more minutes, we could all save 15% or more on car insurance, GEICO has run a series of amusing TV commercials that imagine surreal sources of wasted time, including a Pictionary-playing sloth, Emperor penguins betrayed by faulty GPS, and an interstellar commander who loses his spaceship’s keys in the midst of an alien attack.

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How Much do Jury Consultants, Litigation Graphics, and Hot-Seaters Cost — Honestly?

At A2L, we work on many disputes and trials of various types and sizes. Before starting work, we routinely provide our customers with estimates of what we think it will cost to engage us to conduct a mock trial, prepare trial presentations, assist in the development of the opening statement, and run the courtroom technology.
 
While it’s never easy to estimate the final costs of fast-moving…

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Litigation Consulting News: Introducing John Moustakas

Here at A2L, we are delighted to introduce John Moustakas, our new Managing Director of Litigation Consulting and General Counsel.

John comes to us from the international law firm Goodwin Procter, where he was a partner in the firm’s Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense Practice. 

John is a highly successful trial lawyer who has tried more than 45 cases to a jury.  John…

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How to Make Your Best Impression With Your First Draft

Roughly half of our business involves the creation of PowerPoint presentations for opening statements, closing arguments and expert witnesses. To create these presentations, our litigation consultants, typically seasoned trial lawyers and communications experts, work with our creative staff to turn the trial strategy into presentations that will motivate decisionmakers to make the…

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What Steve Jobs Can Teach Trial Lawyers About Trial Preparation

I’m far from alone in asserting that Steve Jobs was an inspiration to many entrepreneurs and CEOs of all ages. For many of us, his contrarian thought process, rigorous attention to detail, and spectacular showmanship formed a model for how to innovate, run a business, and find new customers. 

I tracked Jobs’ career during my college and law school days and went so far as to email him a…

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Netanyahu Persuades and Presents Better Than Most Trial Lawyers

I’ve written about people who present well using PowerPoint many times before. Some of those articles include:

President Obama: Presentation Graphics: Why The President Is Better Than You
Law Professor Lawrence Lessig: Lawyer Delivers Excellent PowerPoint Presentation
Dan Pink: Dan Pink, Pixar, and Storytelling for the Courtroom
Nancy Duarte: Litigators Can…

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Storyboards: The Key to Successful Litigation Animations

It seems to me that a good many sophisticated people, including a lot of lawyers, don’t fully understand the role of storyboards in developing an animation. A storyboard has been defined as a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence. The first story…

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