Translating Science for Trial: Tactics and Techniques

October 7, 2019 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
San Francisco, CA (and webinar)

An ELI and Hanson Bridgett LLP Co-Sponsored Seminar

Communication is the foundation of our interactions, influencing the way information is perceived and the decision-making process. When environmental cases come to the courts, the relevant information and facts include complicated scientific data and analyses. Thus, it is vital to convey the relevant science and the technical information in a concise and understandable manner to make an effective case.

What are the obstacles faced by trial teams when presenting highly technical and complex information to judges and juries? How can a trial technician and graphics consultant impact case preparation and trials? What are the unique challenges and solutions associated with using demonstrative exhibits at trials in science-heavy cases? Panelists engaged in these questions and more as they explored how valuable visual tools – including video clips, photographs, physical models, and more – can help illustrate scientific concepts, best methods for presenting scientific information, and case examples of successful communication strategies. Our panelists explored how to best translate scientific information in court.

Davina Pujari, Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP, Moderator
Samir J. Abdelnour, Senior Counsel, Hanson Bridgett LLP
Dr. Grant Carey, President, Porewater Solutions
Dr. John Holbrook, Professor, Department of Geology, Texas Christian University
April Tate Tishler, Esq., Graphics, Core Legal Concepts LLC

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