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POLICE SHOOTINGS ARE NOT BLACK AND WHITE

December 6, 2016 // Uncategorized // One Comment

BY AMY SINGER, PH.D, AND KRISTINA DENIUS, JD The Walter Scott Shooting Trial:  A Trial Consultant’s Observations Case Facts: On April 15, 2015, Walter Scott, a 50-year-old unarmed black man, was pulled over by a white police officer, Michael Slager, [...]

Leveraging social media for trial strategies

November 5, 2013 // Law, Social Media // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet In last week’s article (Using social networking during voir dire, October 22, 2013), we described how people’s social network information is useful in jury de-selection. Online social networking sites are now [...]

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 [...]

How to persuade jurors in a complex case

August 29, 2013 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D. and Diana Greninger Our American system of justice is the only system in the world that allows for a guaranteed right: to be judged by a jury of one’s peers. But what if your peers simply [...]

Scientifically proven ways to be persuasive in the courtroom

July 26, 2013 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D. and Diana Greninger Trial consulting: as some of us like to call it, persuasion psychology. The study of psychology, which means “study of the soul,” dates back as far as the 1600’s. It wasn’t until the [...]

Using Social Media Analytics (Wizpor®) In Zimmerman Jury De-Selection

June 20, 2013 // Social Media // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D. and Diana Greninger After seven days of jury selection, attorneys and the judge in the case against George Zimmerman have managed to find 40 individuals to participate in the second phase of voir dire. In terms [...]

This week’s jury selection strategy in the George Zimmerman trial

June 14, 2013 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D. and Diana Greninger The trial against George Zimmerman started on Monday, June 10, 2013. Before the prosecution and defense attorneys present their opening statements, they have the grueling task of selecting 10 individuals (6 jurors and [...]

Social Media Focus Groups: The Benefits of Interaction

May 17, 2013 // Social Media // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D. and Diana Greninger Social Media has changed the way we interact at the personal, societal, and business levels. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (to name a few), allow users to interact with friends, family, [...]

Cost Benefits of Simulcasting

February 28, 2013 // Social Media // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D. and Diana Greninger Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I had a bigger budget?” In today’s world, money is power. As business owners, litigators and political consultants, we must constantly consider the cost benefits [...]

Next Generation of Law Firm Websites Influenced by Social Media

November 23, 2012 // Law, News and Views // No Comments

By Janet Ellen Raasch The best law firm websites have an entirely new look and feel.  Propelling these dramatic changes are the user interfaces and content delivery systems popularized by smartphones and tablets, as well as online usage preferences and habits [...]