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Book review: 'The Science of Attorney Advocacy'

November 21, 2012
Unlike other books I have recently reviewed, the book “The Science of Attorney Advocacy targets a different type of reader.
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Nordstrom: Book offers little insight for experienced trial attorneys

October 10, 2012
Rodney Nordstrom reviews "Winning the Jury's Attention: Presenting Evidence from Voir Dire to Closing."
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Book Review: 'Performance on Trial: The Case for Better Entertainment'

July 18, 2012
Litigation consultant Rodney Nordstrom reviews the book: 'Performance on Trial: The Case for Better Entertainment; by Joseph Curcillo III.
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Nordstrom: Book offers advice on treatment of jurors

March 14, 2012
The theme of the book, “Twelve Heroes, One Voice,” is why should jurors care? Why should they care enough to let go of the natural tendency to do nothing? This question is at the heart of every trial.
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Book review: 'Judge the Jury' looks at juror handwriting

December 21, 2011
Trial consultant Rodney Nordstrom offers his thoughts on Alice Weiser's book on using graphoanalysis to pick jurors.
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Nordstrom: Book disappoints seasoned jury consultant

July 20, 2011
Trial consultant Rodney Nordstrom reviews "The Micro-script Rules."
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Nordstrom: Author provides jury selection strategies

May 25, 2011
Rodney Nordstrom writes about the book "Principles and Practice of Trial Consultation."
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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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