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Answering Your Questions about Challenging Witness Situations
No witness is perfect. While some will put in as little effort as possible , others may try to win the deposition during preparation sessions. Whet...
Two of the Top Factors that Influence Jury Decision-Making
Jurors notoriously don’t make decisions as told. While judges instruct jurors to listen objectively to both sides, evaluate the evidence, and then m...
Witness Preparation Strategies for the Overly Agreeable Witness
Considered trustworthy, honest, and cooperative, individuals who are seen as agreeable frequently exhibit highly social behaviors, make friends easi...
Unobvious Sources Impacting Witness Performance and Jury Response - Part 1
Intense emotions, such as fear or anger, can mentally wear down witnesses at deposition and during a jury trial. While it is understandable for witn...
Understanding the Impact of COVID on Jury Decision-Making
The repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching, affecting the day-to-day lives of most Americans, impacting the operations of mos...
How a Witness’ Emotional State Affects Deposition Performance
With witness deposition performance topping the list of causative factors for nuclear verdicts, being able to identify your witness’ emotional style...
5 Tips for Dealing with Emotional Witnesses
At Courtroom Sciences, Inc., we have written and podcasted extensively about the importance of None effective witness testimony . One area that...
Steve Wood, Ph.D. & Alyssa Parker, Ph.D.
Litigation trends in 2021 - part 1
If 2020 taught us anything, it is that making predictions about the future is foolhardy. Though the unexpected is likely to be woven into every asp...