Sach Oliver team up for this visual aid workshop. Using visual aids on every aspect of jury selection and opening will increase your ability to communicate with jurors. This workshop also dives into the strategies, structure, and simplicity of jury selection and openings. A sample of this workshop may include:
We use a visual aid for almost every topic in jury selection. Often, we use a digital visual like PowerPoint.
Visuals in jury selection make the process go faster by helping the jurors understand the question and why we are asking it. Also, some jurors understand better by reading or seeing.
How to use the 10-point scale with visuals to visit with jurors about critical issues in a very efficient way.
The defense will want to see the visual aids being used. So have a plan for that. You can set up a monitor on their table, give them printouts of the visuals, or show them your computer as you go.
USING VISUALS IN OPENING STATEMENT: Witness Examples: Andrew Bilisoly & Misty John
Digital, Boards, Butcher Pads, Examples, Timelines, Objects, and more. Do it all. The opening statement must come to life for a jury. It should be a show and tell story that is easy to understand. Don’t just say it, show it.
The key to visual aids in opening is preparation and testing. We teach that depositions are trial, and part of that strategy is most of our visual aids are complete by depositions. This method forces us to perfect and test our visuals well in advance of openings. Also, we can correct any issues before opening if we have a problem at depositions.
Next, we test our visuals in focus groups and jury simulations. We also preform dress rehearsals of the final product using all visuals.
If you are interested in joining John Romano and Sach Oliver for this workshop, we would love to visit with you ahead of time. If you have a specific case, a specific jury selection issue, or a specific opening statement that you want to workshop with John and Sach, please send us a 1 page memo about it to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please contact Sach at 479-202-52000 to schedule a zoom conference with you, John and Sach to brainstorm your case before the seminar.