62 episodes

What if you could hang out with trial lawyers and jury consultants, ask them about connecting with clients and juries more effectively; then take strategies, tactics, and insights to increase your success? That’s what we do each week on Trial Lawyer Prep. Hosted by Elizabeth Larrick - experienced trial lawyer, trial consultant, and founder of Larrick Law Firm PC in Austin, TX – every episode is an in-depth look at how to regain touch with the everyday world, understand the emotional burden of your clients and juries, and use focus groups in this process. The goal is to help you connect with juries and clients in order to improve your abilities in the courtroom.

Trial Lawyer Prep Elizabeth Larrick

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What if you could hang out with trial lawyers and jury consultants, ask them about connecting with clients and juries more effectively; then take strategies, tactics, and insights to increase your success? That’s what we do each week on Trial Lawyer Prep. Hosted by Elizabeth Larrick - experienced trial lawyer, trial consultant, and founder of Larrick Law Firm PC in Austin, TX – every episode is an in-depth look at how to regain touch with the everyday world, understand the emotional burden of your clients and juries, and use focus groups in this process. The goal is to help you connect with juries and clients in order to improve your abilities in the courtroom.

    Three Things That Can Shut Down Clients in a Prep Session

    Three Things That Can Shut Down Clients in a Prep Session

    As trial lawyers, it's important to remind ourselves about our goals for preparation for any case event. Even when that person has been deposed before or they've been to a hearing before, it's still best that we provide them with a roadmap. 
    First, make sure to teach them about what the whole event is and how it fits into the case. Then talk about what they can expect and correct any bad expectations if they have any. Ultimately, you want to gear them up for their role.
    Either way, it's a give-and-take conversation. Otherwise, people will hold on to misinformation or misconception that causes confusion, and sometimes anger when it doesn't go the way they think it's supposed to. The last thing you want to do with any client is to shut them down. 
    In this episode, I’m going to discuss the things that we could be doing, whether consciously or subconsciously, that can shut people down – and some ways we could do better as trial lawyers.
    In this episode, you will hear:
    How to avoid interrupting people Why client comparison shuts down a client Things to consider when using yourself as an example Subscribe and Review
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    Supporting Resources:
    If you have questions or a particularly challenging client preparation, email Elizabeth directly for assistance: elizabeth@larricklawfirm.com.
    Episode Credits
    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know I sent you.

    • 14 min
    4 Elements That Can Lead to a Focus Group Flop

    4 Elements That Can Lead to a Focus Group Flop

    We spend a lot of time working up our cases. We spend a lot of hours on discovery and go into deposition testimony to form that strategy, that we can test with focus groups. But if we get unreliable feedback, then it’s just a waste of our energy, time, and resources. 
    In this episode, we're going to talk about the four factors that can cause unreliable feedback from focus groups, and what you should do to avoid them. The ultimate goal is to always have quality feedback so we can rely on it, use it, put it into our cases, format it, and make our cases better.
    In this episode, you will hear:
    Why you need to avoid repeat participants  Revealing your back office Planting things that hold the presentation down Delivering information in a way that allows them to process it Using visual aids in your presentation to keep the people engaged Being careful with slanted questions Subscribe and Review
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    Supporting Resources:
    If you have questions or a particularly challenging client preparation, email Elizabeth directly for assistance: elizabeth@larricklawfirm.com.
    Episode Credits
    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know I sent you.

    • 18 min
    6 Spots to Run a Focus Group in Your Case

    6 Spots to Run a Focus Group in Your Case

    It's a new year and it's time to look at new opportunities and new ideas for you to plug in and use. Today, let’s start with the best time to run focus groups. Sure, you can run a focus group at any time. But if you want to get the most out of it, there are actually six spots to run a focus group in your case. 
    These are great places to help you prepare the case better. You may not get through to the trial and just get through mediation. But these are all opportunities for you to grow the case better and to help you look at things with a new set of eyes. You can always do more –  or less, but at least do one or two to have that outside perspective that will help keep you moving along. 
    In this episode, you will hear:
    Running a focus group during case planning (before the lawsuit) What to focus on after key deposition testimony Why do short focus groups 30 days before mediation The purpose of a focus group 90 days before the end of discovery Things to consider 60 days before trial What to do 30 days before trial Subscribe and Review
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    Supporting Resources:
    If you have questions or suggestions, email Elizabeth directly for assistance: elizabeth@larricklawfirm.com.
    Episode Credits
    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know I sent you.

    • 13 min
    22 Lessons from 2022

    22 Lessons from 2022

    In today’s episode, I’m sharing 22 lessons from 2022 – things that I have picked up on this year, things I have studied, and things where I just had some aha moments. These are valuable lessons that have helped me and my practice big time – from keeping up to date with technology and using visuals in focus groups and even during prep – all the way to letting go of toxic clients, investing in a coach to help you level up, and investing for retirement. 
    It’s so easy to get lost and forget all the things we’ve learned from previous years. Therefore, it’s important to take the time to reflect on these and potentially use them as our basis for creating next year’s strategies and game plans as we move on to the future.
    In this episode, you will hear:
    Double-checking your technology for uploading documents How virtual assistants can help you How to solve spam coming in from focus groups The power of using visual aids and videos Mindset is key for lawyers – and clients Using visuals for preparation  Letting go of toxic clients Investing in a coach to help get you to the next level Looking for ways to save for retirement Why you need to have a visual aid for timelines Making a conscious effort to take a vacation Subscribe and Review
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    Supporting Resources:
    Influence is Your Superpower by Zoe Chance
    https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Your-Superpower-Science-Sparking/dp/198485433X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=influence+is+your+superpower&qid=1671565291&sprefix=influence+your+super%2Caps%2C105&sr=8-1 
    Retire before Mom & Dad by Rob Berger
    https://www.amazon.com/Retire-Before-Mom-Dad-Financial-ebook/dp/B07VB1BK8F/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=UUO8ZAOEP3EZ&keywords=retire+before+mom+and+dad&qid=1564601105&s=gateway&sprefix=retire+before,aps,126&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=retirebeforemomanddad-20&linkId=7f2d2d6a248a27bac88ee463fccdde1b&language=en_US 
    www.slack.com
    https://otter.ai/ 
    Episode Credits
    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know I sent you.

    • 41 min
    Lawyer Mindset for Deposition Preparation

    Lawyer Mindset for Deposition Preparation

    As a trial lawyer, what is your mindset around deposition preparation? Today, we focus our discussion around that. Lawyers have different mindsets going into deposition preparation. You want to get the most value from every single case but it's also important to do things using a humanistic approach.
    At the end of the day, our mindset should be focused on helping our client as they go through seemingly difficult chapters in their lives. They're probably going through something horrible, whether that's related to employment, injury, or a business situation – that’s impacting their life. And as their lawyer, you’re there to help them deal with whatever legal situation they’re in. 
    In this episode, you will hear:
    The different mindsets lawyers have when approaching deposition Selling your case is a disappointing mindset The importance of shifting your mindset and using a humanistic approach How your 30-minute conversations reflect the value you want to have Subscribe and Review
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    Supporting Resources:
    If you have questions or a particularly challenging client preparation, email Elizabeth directly for assistance: elizabeth@larricklawfirm.com.
    Episode Credits
    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know I sent you.

    • 7 min
    Case Planning Tool: The Pre-Litigation Focus Group

    Case Planning Tool: The Pre-Litigation Focus Group

    As we’re approaching 2023, this is the perfect time for planning, especially if you have cases that are going to be filed in 2023. And one useful case planning tool is a pre-litigation focus group.
    Maybe you’ve had this case for a couple of months now and you’ve done a little bit of investigating. So you have a little understanding of the facts around what happened, but you haven't actually filed the case yet. This can also be the time for you to use a pre-litigation focus group for more in-depth planning.
    The perfect time to use a focus group is when you have the information that allows you to make some predictions, and there aren't any huge missing facts going on so you can pretty well predict the damages. 
    In this episode, I’m going to discuss planning for focus groups before you file a case, the importance of a pre-litigation focus group, what it looks like, what things you need to be looking for, and the benefits of using it. 
    In this episode, you will hear:
    What happens during the pre-litigation focus group Questions to ask and where to gather more information Factoring in your expenses in terms of time and money Ways to pick a case for a pre-litigation focus group Subscribe and Review
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    Supporting Resources:
    Email with questions? Elizabeth@larricklawfirm.com 
    Download for FREE the Virtual FG Checklist https://fantastic-designer-3528.ck.page/635800b2c4 
    Episode Credits
    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know I sent you.

    • 12 min

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