Thomas Littler ParadigmLast changed 2/4 2:21P MST
Hello! I have been a commercial litigator for 39 years and have tried numerous cases to judges and juries in addition to arguing thousands of motions.
I have been judging speech and debate competitions for six years.
I do not mind speed as long as there is clarity. If I cannot understand you, I cannot follow your arguments. I do like a road map to help me follow you.
I am fairly familiar with debate jargon, but not necessarily every specific term. I enjoy seeing clash in the debate, flowing your arguments all the way through, and weighing arguments. I want to see the impacts and links within your arguments.
I do not mind passionate debaters, but please be respectful toward your opponents.
I do not like and don't understand progressive arguments.
For Speech Events:
I enjoy creativity in content and expression in delivery. I like movement and vocal expression.
For performance events my rankings are based mostly on the quality of the performance but also on how well your speech presented a full story.
For extempt and impromptu, I have a greater emphasis on organization and content than on delivery.
Full Judging Record
|National Speech and Debate Tournament||1591970400 6/12/2020||XDB||12 R12||K585||K390||Neg||Aff on a 3-2|
|Arizona State HDSHC Invitational||1515160800 1/5/2018||VPF||6 R6||Fairmont Prep CO||La Cueva ZW||Neg|
|Arizona State HDSHC Invitational||1515160800 1/5/2018||VPF||6 R6||Fairmont Prep KR||Dougherty Valley SH||Neg|
|Arizona State HDSHC Invitational||1515160800 1/5/2018||VPF||5 R5||Coronado AC||Horizon KM||Aff|
|Arizona State HDSHC Invitational||1515160800 1/5/2018||VPF||5 R5||Hawken KS||BASIS Scottsdale BS||Aff|