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Case and Theme Development
The key to success at trial is the development of a case and trial theme that connects with the jurors. It is not enough to present the evidence; the jury must know why they should care about and find for your client. At Ken Levine Trial Consulting we offer in depth and strategic analysis to identify the themes that the jury will understand and that will win your case whether you represent the Plaintiff or the Defendant. We rely on more than 42 years of trial practice to discover the plain language words and phrases that jurors will use when they discuss the case with each other during deliberation.
A properly prepared witness can win a case just as easily as an unprepared witness can led to an adverse verdict. Witness preparation is an essential and key part of trial preparation. Before appearing at deposition or trial, the witness must be prepared to tell his or her story in a clear and direct way. The witness must also be aware of the issues and areas the other side will attack on cross-examination and be ready to address any weaknesses in the case and their testimony.
At Ken Levine Trial Consulting we meet, videotape and practice with the witness to empower them to give compelling evidence at deposition and trial.
Expert Witness Preperation
Your expert witness may know the medicine, technology or other subject matter very well and still not be an effective witness at deposition or trial. The Expert Witness’s testimony at deposition or trial must be comprehensive on the subject and user friendly for the jury. If jury does not understand the important medical or other points your Expert is making, the testimony will not be effective.
At Ken Levine Trial Consulting we meet and practice with the Expert Witness to ensure their testimony is organized, effective and provided in plain language that the jury can understand and will believe.
In this world of social media, jurors expect to see graphics and demonstrative evidence that help them understand issues and arguments.
At Ken Levine Trial Consulting we perform an in-depth analysis of the case themes, elements, and evidence in your case to create simple, yet powerful, demonstrative evidence that will enable the jury to understand your case and how the pieces all fit leading to a verdict in your favor.
Supplemental Jury Questionnaires
In cases where there are high profile issues the Court may allow Counsel to present specific written questions to be answered by potential jurors prior to the voir dire process. The formation of these questions is vital to the selection of a jury that will be favorable to your client.
At Ken Levine Trial Consulting we carefully identify the trial issues that may affect the jurors perceptive of the evidence and work with you to draft questions to be submitted to the jury panel before voir dire, including meeting with lawyers, and analysis of jury issues.
Assistance with Voir Dire
Many of the best trial lawyers believe the case is won or lost in jury selection. It is not enough to present a case; the jury must be made up of people that want to hear you and are open to finding for your client.
Prior to trial Ken Levine Trial Consulting will assist with drafting themes and questions for voir dire, also reviewing jury questionnaires, and analyzing/organizing questionnaire information if available prior to trial.
Ken Levine Trial Consulting also offers in-person assistance at trial during actual voir dire, including helping the trial lawyer review jury questionnaires, analyzing, and organizing the information in the questionnaires, observing voir dire, rating potential jurors, and identifying potential jurors who could be removed for cause.
At Ken Levine Trial Consulting we rely of 42 years of trial practice, hundreds of complex jury trials and numerous million and multimillion dollar cases to assist with analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
We review the case from top to bottom working to identifying issues and finding solutions to problems.
We help develop simple and memorable case themes, prepare the lawyer for opening statement and closing arguments, assist with creating and presenting demonstrative evidence, developing simple, memorable case themes, identifying plain-language words and phrases that will resonate with jurors, and all other aspects of preparing a strong trial.
We are available to speak with jurors following the verdict concerning their deliberations, verdict, and assessment of liability and damages to assist lawyers in understanding the jury’s decision.
We can coordinate a “shadow” jury of individuals to observe the trial and provide a daily view of the evidence and trial presentation. The shadow “jurors” can be debriefed at breaks and the conclusion of each trial day. Counsel can meet with the shadow “jurors’ or we can summarize and communicate findings to trial counsel.
Mock Trials have become an essential element of pre-trial evaluation of a case. We can facilitate multiple Mock Trials with different panels of jurors for each session. Following the Mock Trials, we can debrief jurors and learn which presentations, themes, witnesses, and demonstrative exhibits resonated with them while also discovering areas of confusion, concern, and bias.
The Mock Trial Includes preparation with the lawyers prior to mock trial, as well as follow up after session to discuss results and solutions to problems.