By Animators at Law
Washington, DC, April 27, 2011 -- Litigators and litigation support professionals have an informative new online resource for staying up-to-date on the latest cutting-edge courtroom strategies and tactics. This publication, called The Litigation Consulting Report, reveals authoritative trial-focused strategies about jury research, the use of trial technology and best practices for using trial graphics. The Litigation Consulting Report is offered free of charge for online subscribers, and those subscribing before May 31, 2011 will be entered into a drawing for an iPad 2.
Animators at Law, the firm responsible for launching the publication, has developed, tested and proven successful thousands of winning trial tactics for major law firms and in-house departments worldwide over the past sixteen years. At the end of first quarter 2011, the firm had already contributed its consulting efforts to the sixth-largest patent verdict in U.S. history. By opening up its valuable private library of persuasion techniques in The Litigation Consulting Report, the firm is providing readers with access to a unique vault of approaches used by the world's best litigators over the last three decades.
Topics covered in The Litigation Consulting Report include:
- methods for testing arguments and trial exhibits in front of mock juries;
- techniques for quickly researching a judge's likes and dislikes;
- procedures for bringing technology into federal and state courtrooms;
- strategies for sharing technology resources in the courtroom; and
- how best to use trial graphics in bench trials and jury trials.
One recent article, Trial Graphics, Color Choice and Culture, analyzed how the use of various colors on trial exhibits could impact a judge or jury. This article was published in the Practicing Law Institute's (PLI) Trial By Jury 2011 book. Other recent popular articles have included The Redundancy Effect, PowerPoint and Legal Graphics and Learning About Nuclear Power Plants Through Litigation Graphics. The range of topics will vary, and many articles are directed toward trial presentation as those examples represent an easily shared output of the litigation consulting efforts surrounding trial. All articles provide at least one specific example for the reader that can be put to use immediately in live trial situations.
Animators at Law's 1995 founding coincides closely with the beginnings of the trial consulting industry as it is known today. The firm is believed to have been the first to use the term litigation consulting" to describe the process of outside consultants, usually attorneys themselves, advising litigators on trial presentation strategies that will vastly increase their chances of winning. Accordingly, Animators at Law is in a unique position to reveal its knowledge base having amassed more experience than almost any firm solving litigation presentation challenges.
Animators at Law Founder and CEO, Ken Lopez, observed, I have had the privilege of working directly with hundreds of the world's best litigators. By publicizing techniques we know to have worked, we are sharing the collective wisdom of the best of the best and are raising the bar on an ongoing basis." Making reference to the quickly evolving social nature of the litigation consulting industry, Mr. Lopez continued, As customer relationships become more collaborative than directive, and as industry interaction becomes more of a group conversation than a one-to-one dialog in an anonymous conference room, we all better one another by sharing successes stories and tactics and elevating the standards by which future success is measured."
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About Animators at Law: Since 1995 Animators at Law has consulted with 95 percent of major law firms on over 10,000 cases with trillions of dollars cumulatively at stake. Each year, many cases the firm consults on typically rank in the top ten lists of either the largest verdicts obtained or the largest defense verdicts of the year. The firm provides litigation consulting services to all major legal markets in the U.S. and in Europe. Specific trial consulting services includes providing highly qualified trial technician operators, coordinating mock jury and focus group testing, the development of e-briefs and the creation of all forms of trial graphics and trial presentations.