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Arguments: Virtue or Vice?

Posted on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 12:59 am    

Ironically, the question, “Is arguing a virtue or a vice?” can only be answered by arguing whether or not arguments are a virtue or a vice. So it seems clear, at least initially, arguing must be a virtue, assuming of course it’s done in a principled way. Besides, how else can the truth be discovered? […]

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Self-defeating arguments

Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 8:27 pm    

Many individuals take up positions that are self-defeating.  For lawyers, identifying self-defeating arguments can be advantageous in quickly and effectively resolving a case. To illustrate, how often have we heard the argument “there is no truth?”  Many, in fact, have adopted this viewpoint despite its inherent contradiction.  Take for example a recent conversation I had […]

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How the Brain Works and Why You Should Care

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 8:53 pm    

Clarity Jury Consulting can enhance and make a significant impact on a lawyer’s effectiveness when communicating with jurors. The use of psychological methods can inspire and influence a juror’s behavior and thought process. An attorney can be one step ahead of opposing counsel by understanding the process of the human brain; persuasion is an extremely […]

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Our Addiction To Social Media and its Effect on the Jury Selection Process

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 5:34 pm    

In an attempt to help individuals recognize whether or not they have a drinking problem, the question, “What’s the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you put down at night” is often posed. Apparently, if your answer is some kind of an alcoholic beverage it indicates you might have […]

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The Naivety In Thinking Jurors Will Control Their Bias

Posted on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at 3:16 pm    

The express purpose of voir dire is to expose the bias of prospective jurors in an attempt to ensure that an impartial jury is selected. However, to overlook the fact that it is virtually impossible for humans to control their biases would essentially drive a stake through the heart of any hope in identifying a […]

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