By Natalie Gordon, M.A., DOAR analyst
What makes for an effective anecdote? In health research, good anecdotes are considered an exercise in generalization: “We have generalized from the data to the anecdote; we can generalize from the anecdote about the data and generalize to other contexts and populations.” Applying this to a trial setting, your party’s narrative or case theme might be viewed as the “data,” and the “other contexts and populations” might refer to your jurors and their own personal experiences. Thus, the anecdote...Read Full Article >
#MeToo: What the Movement Means for the Legal Profession
Panelists will discuss the impact of the #MeToo and #IWillSpeakUp movements for law firms and corporate legal departments. The discussion will cover a variety of issues including lawyers’ ethical obligations to act appropriately and report harassing behavior, how to address a client who is the harasser, and practical tips for responding when a client raises harassment concerns.
Ellen co-authored DOAR’s study,...Read Full Article >
Concerns about so-called “spillover effects” abound in the legal system. As a result, trial separation (“bifurcation”) is used in cases where evidence about one decision might bias a separate, but related decision.Read Full Article >
As deliberations in the Paul Manafort fraud trial continue, DOAR Director Roy Futterman discusses the unique pressures on the jurors in this politically-charged case.
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