Dr. Daniel Wolfe, J.D., Ph.D.Senior Director of Jury ConsultingMagna Legal Services, Chicago
Jurors in their family room listening virtually? How do you get jurors to remain captivated?
Captivating jurors is hard enough when they are sitting in the jury box and the courtroom is your stage. But a virtual audience? Imagine a juror sitting in his or her family room, with children screaming in the background, the dog running around the house, a television (on silent) in the far corner of the room, and several screens open on the computer monitor. This may be your virtual audience.
As of April 5, 2021, attorneys may be required to try their civil cases virtually. And best practices, as attorneys have followed for decades, may now take on a different form, as lawyers will be asked to capture the attention of a juror virtually.
This panel will discuss how to communicate with a virtual audience. Hear from award-winning panelist Valerie Di Maria, who built her career and her company on positioning, messaging and effective communications, and Dr. Daniel Wolfe, one of the nation’s foremost jury consultants who has been in the national spotlight on numerous occasions for his work on high-profile criminal and civil cases involving celebrities and professional athletes. They will be joined by esteemed attorneys Willard Shih, Gregory Noble and Donald Taylor, and together, this panel will highlight the different challenges to communicate with a juror virtually and how to overcome those challenges.
The seminar will discuss techniques, methodology and strategies for trying your case virtually, covering all aspects of the trial including jury selection, opening statements, presenting testimony and evidence, and closing statements. You will not want to miss this interactive panel discussion!
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