Simplifying Scientific Evidence for Jurors

Strategies for Presenting Scientific Information in an Understandable, Memorable, and Persuasive Manner

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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This CLE course will provide litigators with our panel's approaches for presenting scientific evidence to juries, including building credibility from the start, weaving evidence in a coherent story for jurors, making the most of demonstratives, addressing contrary science, and embracing the “CSI effect."


Science plays a central role in the evidence of many civil cases, from complex product liability to medical malpractice and intellectual property matters.

For better or worse (and mostly the latter), juries have preconceived notions about scientific evidence due to popular TV dramas featuring forensic investigations.

Communicating scientific concepts to jurors is a challenge, but a surmountable one.  Using our panel's practiced and effective trial strategies, trial counsel can present scientific evidence in a coherent, straightforward and engaging manner.

Listen as our authoritative panel, including a nationally-recognized jury consultant and experienced litigators, discusses their most effective strategies for presenting scientific evidence in court so that it's understandable, memorable and persuasive. Using real-life examples from courtrooms around the country, the panel will provide practical approaches for presenting scientific evidence in court.



  1. Overview of scientific evidence in litigation
  2. Challenges of presenting science in jury trials
  3. 10 tips for communicating scientific concepts effectively to jurors


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What strategies can counsel employ to weave scientific evidence in a coherent story that jurors can embrace and act upon?
  • How can counsel maximize the effectiveness of demonstratives, even when cost is an issue?
  • What are best practices for effectively addressing contrary science?
  • Why should counsel embrace the “CSI effect” and how can this be done?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Campbell, Christopher
Christopher G. Campbell

DLA Piper

Mr. Campbell is a partner in the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Tort practice. He has experience in all phases...  |  Read More

Daniel Cooper, Esq.
Daniel Cooper, Esq.


He is president of a jury consulting firm where he has worked on hundreds of cases including intellectual property,...  |  Read More

Amy H. Chung
Amy H. Chung

DLA Piper

Ms. Chung is an attorney in the firm’s Product Liability group. Her practice focuses primarily on the defense of...  |  Read More

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