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Ever marveled at the power of a compelling narrative on a jury? Ever wondered how those narratives are crafted? Hillary Carls, a dynamic trial lawyer, joins us in a riveting conversation about the role of focus groups in crafting winning narratives. We recount our experiences and share how these groups have altered our approach to even the most complex cases. Hillary shares her journey to becoming a trial lawyer and how focus groups steered her to victory in a challenging sexual abuse case.

The power of visual aids and focus groups in trial cases cannot be overstated. Hillary and I dive into this, sharing our insights on creating visual aids for arguments and understanding your audience. If you’re looking to refine a story and turn a complex narrative into a compelling argument, this episode is for you. Hillary reflects on how a focus group’s input was pivotal in her sexual abuse case, and together, we emphasize the necessity of focusing on causation in trial cases.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Exploring focus groups in challenging cases
  • The importance of visual aids and focus groups in trial cases
  • PowerPoint presentations and the “show me yours, I’ll show you mine” strategy
  • Preparing mediators in advance

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