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Webinar Fees: Members: Free / Non-Members: $39 per webinar

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Member Fee: $39 per video

Non-Member Fee: $49 per video

Title: Building Your Business Through CLE Presentations 


Lisa L. DeCaro, Founder, Courtroom Performance, Inc.

R. Cortlandt Heroy, Research Associate, DecisionQuest

Date and time:

December 5, 2019, 2pm-3pm EST


This webinar will cover the various ways in which CLE presentations to attorneys can help diversify and grow a consultant’s business. Topics covered will include how to choose a topic, how to find places to present, and how to frame CLE presentation in terms of content versus advertisement. Lisa and Cort will discuss the topic in both the abstract as well as relate stories of triumphs and struggles in their own use of CLEs as a means of expanding business.

Learning objectives:

1.)  Understand how CLEs can be a valuable tool for increasing business for a consultant.

2.)  Understand the delicate balance between providing useful content and simply giving an advertisement for services.

3.)  Gain concrete strategies for cultivating relationships after CLEs so as to turn them into paying engagements down the line.

Questions presenters want to be sent to registrants in advance of the webinar (if any):

1)  Do you have any experience giving professional presentations, either as a trial consultant or in some other capacity? Yes/No

2)  Have you ever attempted to use presentations/CLEs to grow your trial consulting business? Yes/No

3)  How comfortable are you with strategies that may not have an immediate and obvious payoff? Very/Somewhat/Slightly/Not at all

Presenter bio(s):

Lisa L. DeCaro: 

Lisa co-founded Courtroom Performance, Inc. in January of 1997, with a focus on oral advocacy and presentation skills. Lisa soon became a national keynote speaker and built a loyal client base by teaching lawyers how to communicate the truth of their client’s cause more honestly, clearly, and effectively. Over the past twenty-three years, Lisa has provided witness preparation, theme & narrative development, presentation training, and trial consulting services in hundreds of cases ranging from simple to complex litigation. She is a frequent speaker at regional seminars and national conventions (including the annual conferences of DRI and the ABA Litigation Leadership Section, and many programs for state and specialty bars). In addition to her book The Lawyer’s Winning Edge: Exceptional Courtroom Performance, Lisa has been published in various legal publications, including The Brief, Lawyers Weekly USA, DRI’s For the Defense, and ASTC’s The Jury Expert.

R. Cortlandt Heroy:

Cort Heroy, MA, PhD Candidate is entering the second act of his professional life. Following a 17-year career as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Cort went back to school for his PhD (which just needs a dissertation to be complete) and opened his own trial consulting firm, focusing on applying clinical/cognitive psychology and behavioral economic principles to issues of trial and motion practice. Cort has given numerous, well-received CLEs around Oregon and Washington on issues related to the intersection of psychology and law. Cort’s dissertation and research focus is on the impact of rater accountability on conviction rates in joined criminal cases. Cort has recently accepted a full-time position with DecisionQuest as an associate in their Los Angeles office.

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Insta, Oh My! The Benefits and Pitfalls of Online Research on Potential Jurors

Clint Townson, Ph.D., Associate Jury Consultant, The Focal Point
Elizabeth Patterson, Director of Digital Investigations, Ethos Risk Services
Leslie Ellis, Ph.D., Director, DecisionQuest

Date and time:
September 30, 2019, 2pm EST

This webinar will cover multiple aspects of conducting social and other online research on potential jurors. The presenters will discuss practical and specific issues, such as which sites to use and which are the most useful, using public record information like mortgage and arrest histories, current relevant ethics guidelines on what those conducting the research can and cannot do, how this type of information affects your jury selection and strike strategy, and what to do when a juror does not disclose information found online.

Learning objectives:

1.)  Understand the mechanics of conducting online research on potential jurors

2.)  Understand the ethical guidelines for conducting online research on potential jurors

3.)  Understand how to use the results of online research on potential jurors during jury selection

Questions presenters want to be sent to registrants in advance of the webinar (if any):

1)  Have you ever conducted online research on potential jurors? Yes/No

2)  Have you ever used information found online when assisting with jury selection? Yes/No

3)  How familiar are you with the rules governing conducting online research on potential jurors? Very/Somewhat/Slightly/Not at all

Presenter bio(s):

Clint Townson:

Dr. Clint Townson is a jury consultant for The Focal Point operating out of their Dallas, TX office. He completed a PhD at Michigan State University with a dissertation on the anchoring effect and an MA from the University of Delaware with a thesis on expert witness perceptions. He has an extensive background in statistical analysis and psychological theory related to jurors, and has applied these skills in the consulting profession for the last few years. His first foray into consulting began with social media background searches for various criminal and civil cases, and also briefly worked with a private investigator. Currently, he conducts focus groups and mock trials on high-stakes cases, and specializes in developing juror profiles based on subsequent data analysis. 

Elizabeth Patterson: 

Elizabeth Patterson began her career as an investigator in 2014 after graduating with a Criminology degree from the University of South Florida. Elizabeth is a licensed private investigator and currently holds the agency license for Ethos Risk Services in the state of Florida. During her career, Elizabeth has conducted and managed thousands of investigations including high exposure liability claims, undercover purchases of counterfeit products, and comprehensive background checks. Most recently, Elizabeth’s team, in conjunction with the FBI, identified fraud rings across the United States which led to the arrest of multiple individuals and the repossession of over five million dollars of fraudulently diverted products. Elizabeth’s team, guided by Ethos’ core values, has established the industry standard of quality results obtained ethically and efficiently. 

Leslie Ellis:

Dr. Leslie Ellis is a Director in DecisionQuest’s Washington, D.C. office. She has been conducting research on jury, judicial and arbitrator decision making for 25 years and has consulted on hundreds of cases. She works with clients on high-risk and complex civil and white-collar criminal matters to develop themes and trial strategies, conducts mock jury and bench trials as well as mock arbitrations, and assists with case assessment, witness preparation and jury selection. She frequently speaks on the topics of jury, judicial and arbitrator decision making both in the US and in Europe. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University.

The Art of Visual Communication Consulting
(2018 ASTC Conference Video)

Presented by: Ric Dexter, Founder, R-D Consulting, Adam Bloomberg, Managing Director of Visual Communications, Litigation Insights, and Jason Barnes, Founder Partner, The Focal Point; Facilitated by Suann Ingle, MS, Founder, Suann Ingle Associates

Breaking into the Jury and Trial Consulting Profession

Presented by: Katherine James, Founding Director, ACT of Communication; Daniel Wolfe, Principal, Decision Quest; Bliss Piverger, Associate, Litigation Insights; and Faye Honig, Recent Graduate

Decoding The Code: Applying the ASTC Professional Code to your Practice

Presented by: Susan Macpherson & Rosalind R. Greene, JD

Garbage In, Garbage Out – Recruiting Tips to Ensure High Quality Research

Presented by: Charlotte A. (Charli) Morris & Adam Schrager

Implicit Bias in Jury Trials

Presented by: Alexis Forbes, PhD & Will Rountree, JD, PhD, Bonora Rountree Trial Consulting and Research

Juries and Religion
(2018 ASTC Conference Video)

Presented by: Brian Bornstein, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Courtesy Professor of Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Keynote Address Disappearing Civil Trial 
(2016 ASTC Conference Video)

Let's Talk About Bull

Presented by: Ken Broda-Bahm, PhD, Persuasion Strategies; Chris Dominic, MA., Tsongas Litigation Consulting; and Judy H. Rothschild, PhD, JHRothschild Consulting

More Than Pretty Pictures 
(2016 ASTC Conference Video)

Panel: Disappearing Civil Trial (2016 ASTC Conference Video)

The Past and Future of Batson

Presented by: Marilou VerBurg Erb, JD, PhD candidate, York College of Pennsylvania; Richard Gabriel, President, Decision Analysis

Recent Research on Damages (2018 ASTC Conference Video)

Presented by: Valerie Hans, PhD, Cornell Law School

Statistics in Excel

Presented by: Joann Keyton, PhD, Professor of Communication, North Carolina State University

Using Social Media to Grow Your Business

Presented by: Rewa Boldrey, Independent Contractor; Adam Bloomberg, Managing Director, Litigation Insights

What an Attorney Wants From A Trial Consultant…When an Attorney Is Not Going To Trial(2016 ASTC Conference Video)

Patently Persuasive - Reaching Todays IP Jurors

Presented by: Dr. Karen Lisko (a litigation consultant with Perkins Coie and Past President of the ASTC) and Dr. Kevin Boully (a litigation consultant with Persuasion Strategies and Associate Editor of The Jury Expert).

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