ComCon

Services

making cases compelling for decision-makers

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Service Categories

CASE EVALUATION      

PRE-TRIAL ASSISTANCE      

RESEARCH       JURY SELECTION      

TRIAL       EDUCATION

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Service Description

ComCon custom designs its services to meet the needs of each case, client and budget, focusing on the innovative, practical and personal for effective advocacy at each stage of litigation. We take pride in being litigation, trial and jury consultants.

ComCon provides services for depositions, motions, hearings, settlement, mediation, arbitration, pre-trial, trial and post-trial in civil and criminal matters, federal and state courts, large and small cases, and national and local venues.

CASE EVALUATION       CASE CONSULTATION      ARGUMENT ANALYSIS      THEME DEVELOPMENT

Thoughts

Psychological and persuasive analyses of cases, arguments, witnesses, clients and testimony. Compelling facts and arguments are identified. Persuasive problems are noted along with strategies for overcoming them. Credible and convincing themes are identified. Case consultation assesses cases for their persuasive potential and pitfalls, and helps make them persuasive to relevant decision-makers.

PRE-TRIAL ASSISTANCE       WITNESS PREPARATION      PRESENTATION ASSISTANCE  

Presentation assistance for attorneys and witness preparation for clients help attorneys and witnesses communicate persuasively in motions and at hearings, mediations, arbitrations and trials. Knowledge of effective communication strategies is used to assist witnesses to develop skills in conveying case themes, holding up under tough cross-examination, and maintaining good demeanor. Knowledge of the strategy, structure, language, form and content of openings, closings, arguments and motions is used to assist attorneys in maximizing their effectiveness. Preparation of presentations and witnesses for mediations, hearings, and arbitrations also aids settlement.

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RESEARCH       FOCUS GROUPS      MOCK TRIALS       ATTITUDE SURVEYS      VENUE STUDIES

Meeting

Focus group research is exploratory, occurs in the early to middle stages of litigation, and uncovers attitudes about the parties and issues in the case.  Mock trial research is evaluative, occurs in middle to later stages of litigation, and tests and refines trial strategies and themes in the context of jury deliberations. Attitude survey research occurs in any stage of the litigation process, they gather information about venire membersí attitudes toward focused case issues, and they yield the most valid and reliable information for juror profiling. Venue studies occur in any stage of the litigation process, they gather information about venire membersí demographics, background, local knowledge and biases, and they guide decisions about if, where, and how to try a case. All research is conducted in the trial venue using respondents matched to known characteristics of the jury pool. Read more about: [Focus Groups]   [Mock Trials]   [Attitude Surveys]

JURY SELECTION       JUROR PROFILES      QUESTIONNAIRES      VOIR DIRE       IN-COURT EVALAUTION

Jury selection services include both pre-trial and in-court assistance. Pre-trial, juror profiles are developed for the trial venue and case, juror questionnaires are written, and voir dire questions are recommended. In-court, completed juror questionnaires are scored, voir dire answers are evaluated, and recommendations are made for peremptory strikes. Persuasive strategies for obtaining cause challenges are provided.

Jury

TRIAL       MONITORING      EVALUATION       SHADOW JURIES      POST-TRIAL JUROR INTERVIEWS

Witness

In-court assistance is provided during trial through trial monitoring, either solely as a consultant or as an overseer of shadow jurors. Jurorsí reactions to witnesses and attorney presentations are monitored, and feedback provided to attorneys to help adapt arguments and themes to ongoing trial events and issues. Attorneys often ask for assessment of the impact of opening statements or the evaluation of particular witnesses. Post-trial interviews are conducted as soon as possible after trial to capture the reasons for jurorsí decisions, identify misconduct, and obtain impressions of witnesses, attorneys and arguments.

EDUCATION       CLEs      WORKSHOPS      SEMINARS       PRESENTATIONS

Presentations ranging from talks to discussions to seminars to workshops are given to both in-house and external professional groups on topics related to communication and persuasion, jury selection, and jurorsí attitudes in particular types of criminal and civil cases. View [Slide Shows] from presentations.

Books

OTHER SERVICES

Custom designed services within ComConís expertise of communication and persuasion are available for both litigation and non-litigation related matters, including witness simulations, voir dire training, media relations, executive coaching, conflict resolution, and public speaking assistance.