Witness Preparation in a Divorce Case with Jessica Brylo | Episode 110

Divorce at Altitude Podcast

First impressions are essential to success, especially in court and legal proceedings. Giving other parties and authorities a good perception of yourself in court is key to your credibility, which ultimately helps win a case. Today’s guest Jessica Brylo, J.D., M.A. is an expert in witness preparation and the owner of Trial Dynamics, a national trial consulting firm specializing in plaintiff cases.

In today’s episode we learn about Jessica’s professional background, her role in the legal team, the biases that occur during custody evaluations, her approach to reframing the narrative, why it is important to focus on relevant facts, simple tips to give a good impression, how she deals with emotional and angry clients, and much more. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why impressions of the judge and jury are so important in a divorce case.
  • Examples of some of the biases that can manifest during custody evaluations.
  • How reframing the perception of your situation can help avoid giving a bad impression.
  • Tips to guide the perception of yourself in court. 
  • How speaking negatively about the other parent can be bad for your case.
  • How impressions during your court appearance can affect your credibility.
  • How to properly prepare for negative accusations and how to overcome them.
  • The best way of using anger to get a favorable opinion. 
  • Listeners get an essential tip for appearing in court: be calm.
  • Common mistakes that people going through a divorce make.


About Jessica Brylo
 
Jessica Brylo, J.D., M.A. is the owner and lead litigation consultant at Trial Dynamics, a national trial consulting firm specializing in plaintiff’s cases. In the civil arena, she works with attorneys to reframe the story and themes of the case based on her knowledge of human decision-making. She is skilled in understanding human behavior and is one of the only litigation consultants in the nation to turn these talents into assisting with family law cases. She does witness preparation work for clients in divorce and custody battles with an emphasis on altering emotions that are contributing to problematic behaviors during testimony.

What is Divorce at Altitude? 

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injury, and criminal defense in Colorado. 

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