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Case Workshop Program 

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September 23, 2010 - September 26, 2010
Sheraton Baltimore City Center
Baltimore, MD

29 CLE Credits

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AGENDA 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010 

The Trial Consultant’s Approach to Pretrial Jury Research
Eric G. Oliver, MI
      
Utilizing Focus Group Information
• What You Can Get
  - Case Story
    • Theme Options, Needs
    • Narrative Elements:  Point of View, Sequence, Frames, Anchors
James B. Lees, Jr., WV

• Juror Research
  - Good and Bad facts
  - Counterfactuals
  - Key Biases, Attitudes (Helpful and Not)
  - Other Land Mines
Richard A. Jenson, M.S., TX

• What You Can Do with It
  - Pretrial
    • Mediation Presentations (Dos and Don’ts)
    • Discovery Strategy, Content (“Rules”, etc.)
    • Motions Strategy (What to Give Up)
    • Witnesses (Who to Keep, Get, and Prep)
Patricia F. Kuehn, J.D., M.A., IL

• Trial
  - Establishing Anchors and Frames in Voir Dire, Opening
  - Demonstratives to Reinforce Narrative Elements
  - Adopting Their Theme, Not Yours 
    (Confirmed in Voir Dire)
Alexandra Rudolph, M.A., NY

Acknowledging Case Problems
 • Creating a Problem Checklist
Diane F. Wyzga, R.N., J.D., CA

Meet Your Group and Brainstorm Your Case—Concept Focus Group Strategy Session I

Visual Storytelling:  Persuasive Openings Using Focus Group Feedback
Robert W. Bailey, III, CA

 Concept Focus Groups & Synthesizing the Information Session I

Friday, September 24, 2010

 Brainstorming Your Case—Concept Focus Group Strategy Session II
   
 Concept Focus Groups & Synthesizing the Information Session II

 Brainstorming Your Case—Concept Focus Group Results and
         Structured Focus Group Strategy Session I

Saturday, September 25, 2010

 Structured Focus Group Session & Synthesizing the Information I

 Structured Focus Group Session & Synthesizing the Information II

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Roundtable Discussions and Educating the Public
• Interpreting the Information
• Developing Universal Themes
• Developing the Story
• Making Sense of the Results
Moderator: Jerome F. O’Neill, VT
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