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More “BULL”…

November 2, 2016 // Social Media // One Comment

By; Amy Singer, PhD. & Kristina Denius, JD. The CBS television series “Bull” follows Dr. Jason Bull, an extremely intelligent, cocky yet charming, trial/litigation scientist who is hired by attorneys to ensure that the verdict in the deliberation room is […]

Presenting to the jury: client’s delay in seeking treatment for damages

February 26, 2015 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet   It is not uncommon in personal injury cases for the injured individual to delay seeking medical treatment after an incident. Why is that?  The fact is that injured persons often […]

Social media delayed: a case of life and death

September 30, 2014 // Law, Social Media // No Comments

By Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Ph.D., Amy Singer, Ph.D. and Diana Greninger Jury selection for Jodi Arias sentencing phase began this Monday in Arizona.  Given this case’s publicity, social media has once again come into question.  As citizens, we must ask ourselves, […]

Are you de-selecting the wrong jurors?

March 6, 2014 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet When it comes to voir dire, attorneys have to de-select from the venire members they are “dealt.” It is similar to a game of Rummy. When your hand is dealt, you […]

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.

Using social networking during voir dire

October 29, 2013 // Law, Social Media // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet It is becoming widely apparent that on social networking sites, people are open to sharing unguarded thoughts, attitudes and sentiment about any given topic. It is almost as if social media […]

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 […]

Where do voir dire questions come from?

October 22, 2013 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet In last week’s article (More can be Revealed: The Benefit of Follow-up Questions in Voir Dire. October 15, 2013), we described sample follow up questions to be used in voir dire […]

More can be Revealed: The Benefit of Follow-up Questions in Voir Dire

October 15, 2013 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet Voir dire, or jury selection, is one of the most important parts of a trial. It requires careful, well-planned questioning. However, there are more factors to consider for voir dire than […]