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Topics of discussion to include the Ball Opening, minimally effective dose, speed trials, neuroscience as it applies to jury decision making, the art of reframing and undermining defenses, COVID-19 issues, and effective deposition points.
Take a moment to watch this video from Trial Guides featuring Ball and Malekpour in action.
David Ball is widely acknowledged as America's most influential and effective trial consultant. He's a partner in Malekpour & Ball Consulting in North Carolina, the nation's only consulting firm qualified to guide attorneys in the use of Reptilian methods and strategies. Co-founder of Reptilian trial advocacy, Dr. Ball specializes in mediation techniques, early case development, focus groups, case analysis and presentation, advocacy skills, damages strategies, and jury selection. His best-selling books include Reptile with Don Keenan, David Ball on Damages (now in its third, ground-breaking edition) and Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials. His DVDs include guidance on openings, voir dire, case strategies, and other essential topics for trial advocates. He is the nation's most in-demand and experienced trial consultant for teaching CLEs. His firm works on every kind of case including commercial litigation; plaintiff's personal injury, wrongful death, professional negligence, and civil rights cases; and criminal defense.
He is best known for his insight into methods of explaining difficult cases, identifying and dealing with case weaknesses, turning case problems into strengths, and focus group techniques. He is also regarded as the major authority on damages.
David Ball teaches trial advocacy coast to coast. He also has taught law students at Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and at Campbell University as Adjunct Professor of Law. A frequent teacher for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and AAJ’s National College of Advocacy, Dr. Ball received the 2002 Charles Becton Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy.
Artemis Malekpour came to trial consulting as a lawyer with a background in psychology and psychiatric research. She has worked in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Hospitals with children and adolescents coping with psychiatric disorders and legal issues.
Artemis holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in mental health issues from UNC’s School of Public Health. In law school at Duke, she conducted extensive interviews with death penalty jurors. Since earning her law degree with honors, Artemis has worked closely with her partner David Ball, using Reptilian advocacy and other methods to deal with a case's weaknesses and maximize its strengths. She specializes in focus group research, case strategy, and jury selection.
Artemis has consulted on a wide variety of high profile, large and small cases of all kinds across the country. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and State Bar, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the American Society of Trial Consultants.
Artemis has co-authored a book chapter, “Public and Private Sector Involvement in Managed Mental Health Care,” in Managed Care & Public Health, is featured in Trial Guides’ How to do Your Own Focus Groups, and has written updates for David Ball on Damages 3.
Artemis is one of the nation’s only two trial consultants qualified to teach and advise on Reptilian trial advocacy, and she regularly teaches Reptilian Advocacy at the ReptileKeenanBall seminars.
This is an online seminar. Participants will attend from their computers.
Written cancellation postmarked two weeks prior to the seminar will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee, as a credit toward another ITLA seminar, good for one year. If notice of cancellation is received after that date, the administrative fee increases to $100. FULL REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN, but upon request, we will send you the materials distributed at the seminar.
Jen Kerney, CLE Director