The 32nd Annual ASTC Conference is rapidly approaching
M Resort Spa Casino, May 30 – June 1, 2013
The Academic Faculty Paper Competition is open to faculty currently affiliated with a university, with the winner receiving a $500 award and waived conference registration fees.
The Student Paper Competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students, with the winner receiving a $500 award, waived conference registration fees, and free ASTC membership for the following year.
The winners of the academic faculty paper competition and student paper competition will also be invited to present their papers in a research symposium at the conference.
Papers should be empirically based (include a purpose/theoretical rationale, methodology/procedures employed, results and a discussion of the significance of the results to the field of trial consulting), in a format that is suitable for submission to a research journal, and no more than 25 pages including references and tables. Manuscripts that are either in press or previously published would not be suitable for this competition.
Poster abstract submissions should be empirically based and should be 1-3 pages long. Poster submissions should include: 1) Name of the author; 2) University affiliation; 3) Problem and purpose; 4) Procedure; 5) Results; 6) Conclusions and implications; 7) Preferred poster session (Friday afternoon/Saturday morning/No preference).
Paper submissions will be due by April 15th, 8 pm EST. Poster abstracts will be due by April 30th, 8 pm EST.
Paper and poster topics can be anything relevant to the profession of trial consulting including, but not limited to:
• Voir dire,
• Witness examination,
• Attorney presentations,
• Judge/jury decision making,
• Social media in the courtroom,
• Leadership/Small group dynamics,
• Mock trials/focus group research,
• Shadow Juries,
• Generational differences in the courtroom,
• Impact of the economy on the court.
Here are some examples of past submissions:
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
The 2013 Annual ASTC Conference will be held at
the M Resort in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada.
Please make note of the
(corrected) conference dates
May 30 ~ June 1, 2013
ABA Blawg 100 Nominations
For the first time, the ABA has included a “Trial Practice” section for its Blawg 100 awards. It is of great benefit to all of us that the ABA has taken the step to include non-lawyer blogs and a whole section on trial practice in a time when many believe that trials are soon to be extinct.
Additionally, we have two blogs authored by ASTC members that have been nominated. Persuasion Strategies “Litigation Postscript” blog and Keene Trial Consulting’s “The Jury Room” have both been nominated. I congratulate them both and I urge you to as well. It is wonderful to see our members’ contributions being acknowledged by the larger legal community.
Please take a moment to support your fellow members by voting for both Persuasion Strategies’ blog and Keene Trial Consulting’s blog. If you go on the ABA Blawg 100 site, you can register to vote for free and you are granted 12 votes to use. There are many categories and you can use all 12 in one category if you see fit. http://www.abajournal.com/blawg100/
Won’t it be fantastic when our field is so well-regarded and we have so much depth and presence in the legal community that there are more ASTC member’s blogs in the running than each of us has votes? That, it seems to me will be a great problem to have. In the meantime, since we don’t have to choose which member to support, let’s choose to support both and in turn support the ASTC.
Votes must be cast by December 30.
Have a wonderful weekend.
President, American Society of Trial Consultants