2020 January

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Articles in this issue:

The psychology of framing and jury decision-making

“Decision frame” describes the way an individual perceives a problem, the potential choices available, and the outcomes associated with those choices

Sonia Chopra

2020 January


How to be an effective cross-examiner without trial experience

Cross-examination is about obtaining results and telling the story, not just impeaching the witness

Angel Carrazco, Jr.

2020 January


Quiet reflections on profound loss

Helping the jury do justice for the wrongful death of a child

Bruce A. Broillet

2020 January



Identifying and connecting with conservative jurors

Identifying and connecting with conservative jurors

There is a difference between “very conservative” jurors and “conservative” jurors

Lisa Blue
Robert Hirschhorn

2020 January



Preparing your witnesses for trial

Whether it’s your client, an expert or a damages witness, they must know what to expect and what’s expected of them

Diana Diskin

2020 January


Being an effective second-chair trial counsel

A look at the responsibilities both before and during trial

Shant Karnikian

2020 January


Closing arguments: connecting the dots

You must tell your story in a way that conveys the emotional tone of the trial, keeps jurors interested and flows naturally through liability to asking for damages

Olivier Taillieu

2020 January


Expedited Jury Trials level the playing field for smaller-value cases

Expedited Jury Trials level the playing field for smaller-value cases

Can you present your case in three hours and win over 6 of 8 jurors? This low-cost trial option might be right for your low-dollar-value case

Lauren Wood

2020 January


Mistakes, accidents and advocacy

Jurors come to the courtroom with a lifetime of experience in what they believe is fair or unfair; jury instructions won’t change that experience, but how you frame the facts may

John P. Blumberg

2020 January


Trial lessons, learned the hard way

Trial lessons, learned the hard way

Pick the right case and be the better lawyer – you’ll win most of the time

Mauro Fiore
Gary A. Dordick

2020 January


Appellate Reports

Under PAGA, employees may not seek penalties for Labor Code § 558 penalties

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2020 January


2020: New Year’s resolutions

Some inspiration from CAALA members, especially our marathoners

Stuart Zanville

2020 January


A strong community

Together we celebrate our victories

Jonathan Dwork

2020 January


Making CAALA the very best that it can be

Looking back at my path through an association that has done so much for so many, and forward to where we want CAALA to be tomorrow

Jeffrey A. Rudman

2020 January

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