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Casey Anthony trail advisor to speak Tell North Platte what you think
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Dimitrius' best-selling book, 2008

Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, a consultant who recently assisted on the Casey Anthony trial, will deliver at Town Hall Lecture in North Platte on May 7.

Dimitrius is a trial and jury consultant and has evaluated more than 10,000 jurors, witnesses, lawyers, and even judges, during trial. Dimitrius advises attorneys how regular people, like those who would be on a jury, would respond to witnesses, claims and defenses.

Her astonishing ability to understand and predict the behaviors of jurors, witnesses and judges led her to being nicknamed "The Seer" by American Lawyer magazine.

Dimitrius also advised defense attorneys in the O.J. Simpson trial, the trial of four LA police officers who were accused of beating Rodney King, the Nightstalker (Richard Ramirez), McMartin Preschool, Reginald Denny, John duPont, Francis Ford Coppola [“Pinocchio trial”], Jayson Williams, Scott Peterson, Kobe Bryant, Robert Blake, and criminal and civil cases related to the Enron prosecution.

Dimitrius will speak in North Platte at 10:30 a.m.

Admission is by membership in the series.

Also, memberships for the 2013-14 series (Sept., Oct. April, May costs $60 for all four lectures. Each lecture is at 10:30 a.m. at the Neville Theater in North Platte. There is an optional luncheon with question and answer session at the Quality Inn after each lecture.

North Platte is the only lecture series stop between Omaha and Denver, organizer Brenda Klemm said.

Betty Guynan is the membership chairperson and she can be reached at (308)530-8448, or tickets can be purchased on May 7 before the lecture.

2013-2014 speakers

Sept. 12

Bob Eubanks and Jamie Farr

Two of Hollywood’s most celebrated, trusted and loved personalities, Bob Eubanks and Jamie Farr come together for a unique program that will take the audience behind-the-scenes of some of their greatest works, which includes The Newlywed Game and M*A*S*H.

Oct. 15

Robert Glennon

Glennon speaks to audiences of the irony and tragedy of America’s water crisis.

With eye opening stories, Glennon reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry. Glennon argues that we must begin to treat water as a valuable, exhaustible public resource. Using an economical perspective, Glennon offers suggestions on what we can do to reclaim and conserve this finite resource and why we must look at water as both a commodity and fundamental human right.

April 1, 2014

James Bradley

The author of the New York Times bestselling book Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley’s writing inspired the award-winning movie which captures the story of the six young men (one of them being his father) responsible for putting the flag up on Iwo Jima during WWII.

An inspirational storyteller, Bradley shares the story of these young men and how they came to embody the power of “doing the impossible.” Reflecting on his own personal and professional victories, Bradley illustrates how we can overcome the “impossible” in our lives by seeking out challenges, staying committed and focused.

May 6, 2014

Kambri Crews

The author of Burn Down the Ground, a powerful and unflinching memoir, Kambri Crews takes readers on a journey through her unconventional childhood with deaf parents in rural Texas while trying to reconcile it to her present life -- one in which her father is serving a 20-year sentence in prison.

Not born deaf herself, Kambri was constantly caught in the middle of a power struggle with her saint-like mother and anger-infused father. Her presentations are a smart blend of brutal honesty and blunt humor as Crews explores her complicated bond with her father that begins with adoration, moves to fear, and finally arrives at understanding.

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