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Select Publications and Presentations:
Courtroom communication: strategy and non-verbal communication
Dolnik, L (May 2013). Courtroom communications lawyers often get wrong. Keynote Address Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
Dolnik, L (March 2013). Common trial errors and how to avoid them. Professor Hugh Selby interviews Lara Dolnik for Masters Law Students in Jury Studies, University of Wollongong, Australia
Clune, B., Dolnik, L., Martin, D., & Jones, S. (May 2009). How top litigators achieve success through the power of animation graphics. Merrill Corporation National Webinar.
Dolnik, L. (June 2003) “New trends in courtroom communications.” West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Dolnik, L. (June 2003) “New trends in trial consulting.” University of New South Wales, Forensic Psychology Masters Students, Sydney, Australia.
Dolnik, L., (2003). Color and nonverbal communication: increasing the spectrum of persuasion (pp 223-259). In V. H. Starr and M. McCormack (Eds.) Jury Selection 2003 Cumulative Supplement, Third Edition. Aspen Publishers.
Dolnik, L.A. (2000). “The psychology of written persuasion.” New South Wales Bar Association. Sydney, Australia.
Dolnik, L.A. (2000). “Trial tactics and the psychology of the courtroom.” University of Western Sydney, Forensic Psychology Masters Students, Sydney, Australia.
Courtroom strategy: dealing with potentially damaging information
Dolnik, L., Case, T. I., & Williams, K. D. (2003). “Stealing Thunder as a courtroom tactic revisited: Processes and boundaries.” Law and Human Behavior, 27, 265-285. Abstract.
Dolnik, L., & Williams, K.D. (February 2000). “The effects of stealing thunder in an Australian courtroom context.” Abstract from Conference Proceedings “Let Congres lnternacional de Doctorants des en Psicologia Social.” Barcelona, Spain.
Williams, K.D., & Dolnik, L. (2001). “Revealing the worst first: Stealing thunder as a social influence strategy.” In J. Forgas & K.D. Williams (Eds.), Social influence processes: Direct and indirect influences (pp. 213-231). New York: The Psychology Press.
Williams, K.D., & Dolnik, L. (May 2000). “Stealing thunder in a simulated Australian courtroom context: It works without spin.” Presented at the 72rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, Illinois.
Bright, D., & Dolnik, L. (2009). Chapter 37: “Pre-trial publicity” (pp 37-1 – 37-14). In V. H Starr and M. McCormack (Eds.) Jury Selection, Fourth Edition. Aspen Publishers.
McKeown, J. T., Samuelson, M.S., Dolnik, L., Goldberg, J., Rapp, R. T., Tangri, R. (March 2008) “Proving and Disputing Damages at the Trial of an Antitrust Case.” American Bar Association Antitrust Section 2008 Annual spring Meeting, Washington, DC. Slides available here (PPT).
Dolnik, L. (April 2004) “Jury selection and voir dire in employment cases.” Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Seminar.
Mack, K., Bruen, J. A., Dolnik, L., & Porter, The Hon. L. S., & Stever D. W. (October 2006) “Anatomy of an environmental jury.” American Bar Association, 14th Section Fall Meeting CLE Program, San Diego, CA.
Dolnik, L. “The Potential Impact of Juror Anonymity On Juror Decision-Making” commissioned by Federal District Court of Iowa, Bennett, J.; cited in United States v. Honken (N.D. Iowa). U.S. Federal Court reference (PDF).
Reynolds, K., Oakes, P.J., Haslam, S.A., Nolan, M.A., & Dolnik, L. (2000). “Responses to powerlessness: Stereotyping as an instrument of social conflict.” Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 4, 275-290. Abstract.