Kristi Schubert

Studies Show Increased Gender Diversity Can Improve Outcomes

Previously published by the Louisiana Association of Justice in its publication “Louisiana Advocates” For the last fifteen years, more than half of law school graduates were women, according to the National Association of Women Lawyers. Yet today, women make up only approximately 30 percent of practicing attorneys. In 2012, women made up only 15 percent… Read More

Shifting Defense Incentives in the Age of “Metrics”

This article was written by Kristi Schubert and was previously published by the Louisiana Association for Justice in its publication, “Louisiana Advocate.” Knowledge of the interests and pressures that defense attorneys face on a daily basis can translate to better results for your plaintiff clients. In any negotiation, the more you know about your opposition,… Read More

How Representativeness Skews Judgment

This article was previously published by the Louisiana Association for Justice in their “Louisiana Advocates” publication. Representativeness: How it Skews Judgment and Why You Should Care by Kristi S. Schubert In a previous article I discussed how attorneys can achieve better results by being aware of the effects of the “anchoring heuristic,” which describes the… Read More

Guide to College Sexual Assaults

Colleges and universities are institutions for learning, growth, and somewhere, young people can take their next steps in their life journey. Yet, one in four female students at campuses across the U.S. report being the victim of some form of sexual assault. A survey conducted by the Association of American Universities (AAU) questioned 181,752 students… Read More

Harnessing the Power of Anchoring

Kristi Schubert is the author of this article that was recently published by the Louisiana Association of Justice in their “Louisiana Advocates” publication. Consider two sets of statements Set One: • Is the height of the tallest redwood more or less than 1,200 feet? • What is your best guess about the height of the… Read More

Refresher on the Effect of Invoking the Fifth Amendment in Civil Cases

Kristi Schubert recently published this article in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, “Louisiana Advocates.” Who can invoke the Fifth Amendment? Any individual, whether or not they are a party to the proceedings at bar, may invoke the privilege against self-incrimination. Kastigar v. United States, 406 U.S. 441, 444 (1972). When can the Fifth Amendment… Read More

Talk to Your Children

“Statistics show at least one in 10 children in the United States will be sexually abused before their 18th birthdays – It’s a topic we cannot ignore.” – Shani Zoldan-Verschleiser The New York Times’ article, “Give Your Child the Tools to Recognize Sexual Abuse,” suggests that parents can reduce the chances that their child will… Read More

Rape Survivors Not Billed for the Rape Exam Kit in Louisiana

LLF attorney Kristi Schubert: “Many states still allow victims of rape to be charged hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars to undergo a so called “rape kit” exam. These exams collect crucial evidence. They also benefit the entire community by helping to identify repeat perpetrators of sexual violence. Thankfully, Louisiana now covers all costs of… Read More

CDC’s Plan to Prevent Sexual Violence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published an ebook called “A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence”. You can download the ebook HERE.  Segments included in the ebook include: Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence Teach Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women Create Protective… Read More

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