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OOPS, HOW DO YOU MAKE CHLOROFORM, ANYWAY?

March 6, 2017 // Ask Amy // No Comments

OOPS, HOW DO YOU MAKE CHLOROFORM, ANYWAY? By: Amy Singer, PhD., Kristina Denius, JD. & Dan Reyes  March 6, 2017 It has been five and a half years since a jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder in [...]

            The Curious Case of Philando Castile, Continued…     By: Dr. Amy Singer, PhD & Kristina Denius, JD., And so the case continues. In this update we will explore recently revealed clues germane to the [...]

Ask Amy – How does one spot the leaders of the jury?

December 5, 2013 // Ask Amy, Law // No Comments

It’s interesting to note that with all primates, the noses are pointed to the leader.

How do you feel about the approach of discussing your weaknesses, concerns about the case, in voir dire?

November 7, 2013 // Ask Amy, Law // No Comments

I always recommend asking about the problem areas of the case in voir dire.

Ask Amy – What are your thoughts on how trial attorneys approaching jury selection in terms of demeanor, tone of questioning, etc.?

October 31, 2013 // Ask Amy, Law // No Comments

A friend recently performed an effective voir dire in a serious murder case.  She was described as being like a “talk show host” (in the best sense of those words) in terms of creating a forum for honest, gentle exchanges with [...]

Ask Amy – What are some of your suggestions for dealing with cases involving soft tissue injuries?

October 24, 2013 // Ask Amy, Law // 4 Comments

The main issue in cases involving soft tissue injuries for plaintiffs is the question of permanency. It becomes a stumbling block because jurors are suspicious of these types of injuries and many have soft tissue injuries themselves.  The strategy is [...]

Ask Amy – What are the kinds of things that make for an effective voir dire? Ineffective?

October 17, 2013 // Ask Amy, Law // No Comments

  Effective voir dire is about open ended questions to get to know the person and create a conversation. There is a balance in trial between opening and closing statements, direct and cross examinations of your expert, and finally, voir [...]