DOAR’s CEO, Paul Neale, will be speaking at the False Claims & Qui Tam Enforcement Conference to be held on January 21-22, 2016 at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Times Square, New York.
The section deals with Sophisticated Discovery and Pre-Trial Techniques to Successfully Defend False Claims Suits and will cover the following topics.Pre-trial expert discovery and pre-trial motions Developing and establishing trial themes that resonate with juries Effective expert advocacy Strategies for dealing with relators at trial Using jury consultants to develop themes and select jurors Using trial graphics to communicate in... Read Full Article >
DOAR, Inc. has relocated its headquarters and consolidated its New York City and Lynbrook, NY offices in a new location in Herald Square. Focus groups and mock trials that were previously held in DOAR’s Digital Courtroom on Long Island are now being held in a research facility around the corner from the office and very convenient to Penn Station.
The new office reflects DOAR’s commitment to promoting collaboration and the use of technology. The office design features a completely open floor plan, flexible work space and the latest in...Read Full Article >
DOAR’s Roy Futterman, Ph.D. has joined the project as a Jury Consultant Advisor.
The Civil Jury Project is led by Stephen Susman of Susman Godfrey LLP and Professors Samuel Issacharoff and Catherine Sharkey and was created to research the decreasing use of civil juries as a method for resolving disputes, to encourage public discussion on this issue, and to provide recommendations for increasing the use of civil juries nationally. The project has enlisted distinguished federal and state judges, academics, attorneys and jury consultants as advisors. It recently...Read Full Article >
A recent Law360 article speaks about investigating prospective jurors using social media, which can reveal valuable information about their suitability for a particular trial. When performing Internet research on potential jurors, steps must be taken to ensure adherence to ethical guidelines. DOAR’s Dr. John McCabe, as well as two practicing attorneys, review some of the best practices to allow attorneys access to the information, while avoiding a “social media mistrial.” The keys are to respect jurors’ privacy, not to misrepresent yourself, and avoid leaving evidence of the investigation.
Dr....Read Full Article >