First Court Insights

A Trial Lawyer's Guide to Serving Red Herring

Aug 16, 2022 11:15:06 AM / by First Court Insights Team
We recently conducted a mock trial on a significant case. The jurors were very typical for what we expect to see in a Manhattan jury. After each argument or witness, each juror answered a handful of excellent feedback questions—and all their answers flowed across our monitors, in real time.
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Jury Leadership = Your Success

Jul 14, 2022 10:19:06 AM / by First Court Insights Team
You have a case on negligence. You successfully laid the understanding of that definition with your jurors. What now? Are you going to let them meander around the countryside hoping they find your cabin in the woods? I don’t think so. You need to lead them home; you need to establish leadership ...
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Negligent about Negligence?

Jun 15, 2022 3:42:16 PM / by First Court Insights Team
What is the weirdest fact that you have looked up lately? Perhaps a random Guinness World Record? The world today is exploding with instant information. The ability to do an internet search of anything and come up with millions of results in less than a second is truly amazing. However, jurors are ...
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Jury Research Focus Group

Feb 24, 2022 12:12:29 PM / by Kristen Liffrig
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What to look for in a Mediator and Getting to know your Mediator

Feb 2, 2022 3:39:45 PM / by Jayne Carlson
First Court Insights If you have to participate in a mediation and choose a mediator, what would you look for, and why is this important? First, you want a broad understanding and background of the parties' underlying needs and can guide parties to creative solutions without regard for legal ...
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