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Sonya Hamlin, nationally recognized jury communications expert and author and pioneer in the field of courtroom communication, revisits the whole trial process for the third time and tells you what’s changed in your jurors and what you now need to make your advocacy and persuasion work. Using examples, illustrations and ”how-to's” throughout, Sonya analyzes every part of the trial, helping you understand today’s major issues.
What’s the Book About
The Keys to Winning Litigation Now
Another focus is to give you more effective techniques for voice, body language and personal approaches, even your own image in court.
With today’s cases becoming more technical and complex, you’ll find a special chapter on expert witness testimony— how to prepare your experts, qualify them to jurors, what works to make scientific and technical data clear, logical and persuasive and how to help experts’ evidence survive a hostile cross.
Now What Makes Juries Listen will make you rethink every aspect of the trial from the jurors’ point of view will cause you to understand what else is going on while you’re talking and explaining. And many new approaches are right there to help you reshape some of the things you automatically do.
The Table of Contents
Here’s what prominent lawyers are saying about the book:
– Director, Office of Legal Education
U. S. Department of Justice
"Sonya Hamlin's latest work on jury performance and success is a must read for any lawyer, plaintiff or defense, who intends to be trying cases in the 21st Century. I've been trying cases to juries for over 30 years and have studied the work of Sonya Hamlin that entire time. This is her best material yet! Her insights about witness preparation, order of proof, exhibit creation, graphics, expert witness testimony, use of computer animations, opening statements and closing arguments-the whole deal-reflect a mastery and understanding of persuasion dynamics that can't be found elsewhere! Just awesome, - couldn't put it down!"
– Robert A. Clifford, Past Chairman, Litigation Section of the ABA and Principal Partner, Clifford Law Offices, Chicago
“ Now What Makes Juries Listen documents Sonya Hamlin’s lifetime of experience as the ultimate jury communication expert-- consulting on hundreds of cases, interviewing thousands of jurors and working as a CLE trainer and speaker. Laced with practical advice and illustrated with clear demonstratives, Ms. Hamlin’s book provides unique insights into how today’s multigenerational, diverse, and technology - driven jurors receive and assess information. The many examples of effective communication techniques, from jury selection through final argument, bring a new perspective and approach for even the most experienced trial lawyer. This rare compendium of practical advice and great new ideas for relating to today’s fact finders is a must for every trial lawyer’s library.”
– Terry Tottenham, partner in charge, Fulbright and Jaworski, Austin.
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