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- Blue’s Guide to Jury Selection, edition two and edition 3
- JuryWork —https://legalsolutions.
thomsonreuters.com/law- products/Jury-Instructions/ Jurywork-Systematic- Techniques-2d-2017-2018-ed/p/ 105016014
- David Ball on Damages 3: Chapter 4 and Appendix (supplement) A
- Moral Tribes by Johanthan Greene
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Bio – David Ball
Dr. David Ball (Malekpour Ball Consulting) is the nation’s most influential trial consultant. With partner Artemis Malekpour, he guides plaintiff’s civil cases and criminal defense cases across the country. They are experts in each of the major trial advocacy approaches, and the nation’s only trial consultants qualified to help attorneys with Reptilian methods and strategy. They have an unparalleled record with every size and kind of case, and are best known for turning the most problematic of cases into winners.
David is also a pioneer in adapting methods of film and theater presentation for use in trial. His theater/film students hold Oscars, Obies, Tonys, and Emmys. His Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials (now entitled Theater for Trial, with co-author Joshua Karton) has been a bestseller for nearly two decades, and his Backwards and Forwards has been a foundation of theater and film training since 1984.
David wrote two of the bestselling trial strategy books ever published: David Ball on Damages and—with Reptile cofounder Don Keenan—Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff’s Revolution.
Dr. Ball is an award-winning CLE speaker who has long taught for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the American Association for Justice, many state trial lawyer organizations, Reptile, and other groups. He’s also taught law students at North Carolina, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Campbell and at Duke Law as Senior Lecturer. Since the first edition of David Ball on Damages in 1991, David has been the nation’s most in-demand continuing legal education speaker.
Bio – Artemis Malekpour
Artemis H. Malekpour earned her B.A. degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994, with a minor in chemistry. From 1994 to 1997, she worked at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center on the Head Start Transition and North Carolina Smart Start Initiative projects, where she conducted family interviews and child assessments. While there, she also earned her master’s degree in healthcare administration with a concentration in mental health issues, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health in 1997. During that time, she also co-authored a book chapter, “Public and Private Sector Involvement in Managed Mental Health Care,” in Managed Care & Public Health.
Artemis then spent the next four years in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC Hospitals, coordinating and conducting research in child and adolescent psychosis. She worked closely with children and adolescents learning to cope with a variety of psychiatric disorders and the legal issues their illness and conduct presented. It was there she decided to combine her psychology background with the law. She entered Duke University School of Law in 2001, where she became involved in public interest issues. She also developed an independent study, interviewing jurors who had served on death penalty cases, before earning her J.D. degree with honors in 2004.
Before her third year at Duke Law, Artemis began working as an intern with David Ball. After graduating and passing the North Carolina Bar Exam in 2004, she joined David full-time and is now his consulting partner in Malekpour & Ball.
Artemis specializes in focus groups, case strategy, juror decision-making, jury selection, and identifying and solving case problems. In Artemis’ and David’s gold-standard “think-tanks” — called WorkDays — they bring to bear their years of in-the-trenches experience along with their expertise with David Ball on Damages, Reptile, Rules of the Road, and other key approaches to optimize case strategy for jury selection and trial.
Artemis and David are working with neuroscientists on an advanced National Science Foundation research grant at Duke’s Institute of Brain Sciences to advance the frontier of real-world understanding about juror decision-making.