Thursday, March 1, 2012

Upcoming CLE--- Latest Psychological Science in Jury Decision Making and Trial Advocacy


Program Information

Save $50 when you register before March 2!
Registration Fees:
AAJ Member Early Bird Fee: $645
AAJ Member Registration Fee: $695
You can attend your first AAJ Education Seminar at 50% off, if you are an AAJ member & have been admitted to the bar for five years or less. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college).   
AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this seminar and receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by, and attending with an AAJ plaintiff attorney at the same firm.
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Friday, March 30, 2012
Registration (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:00 – 9:00 am  
Morning Session
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Moderator Introductions and Welcome
The Science of Decision Making and Jury Bias Model 2™ • How psychological science can help us frame our cases
• The evolution of the Jury Bias Model 2
• Moral Psychology and its impact on jury decision making
• Using metaphor unconsciously to tell the trial story
The Jury Bias Model 2™ :  Identifying and Utilizing the Untried Issues
Identifying the Untried Issues • Preventing the untried issues from destroying your case
• Suspicion/mistrust
• Victimization
• Personal responsibility
Application of Suspicion/Mistrust, Victimization, and Personal  Responsibility
Lunch (on your own)
12:15 – 1:15 pm  
Afternoon Session
1:15 – 5:30 pm  
Stuff Happens or How Jurors Simplify Causation Anti-Plaintiff Bias
Using the Model in Trial Practice• Case Selection
• Discovery
• Trial Strategy
Using the Model in Settlement Negotiations and Mediation
Using the Model in Voir Dire
Using the Model in Opening
Using the Model in Direct and Cross
Using the Model in Closing
Networking Reception5:30 – 6:30 pm 
Saturday, March 31
Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am  
Morning Session
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Moderator Introductions and Welcome
Understanding and Applying the Jury Bias Model 2™: The Science
Constructing Trial Story Using the Confirmation & Representativeness Biases
Analysis of the Trial Story:  Confirmation & Representativeness
Understanding Belief Perseverance, Using Availability, and the Norm Biases
Analysis of the Belief Perseverance, Availability, and Norm Biases
Using the Moral Psychology to Increase Blame
Staining the Character of the Defendant
Lunch (on your own)
12:00 – 1:00 pm  
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 4:15 pm  
Anchor and Frame Your Case
Integrating OJB Principles into Your Trial Practice• Discovery
• Mediation and Arbitration
• Trial

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