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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN JURORS NOD AT WHAT WE SAY OR THE WITNESS SAYS?

Dr Stanley Brodsky and Dr. Michael P. Griffin PhD from the University of Alabama published an article “When Jurors Nod” that’s worth thinking about. the authors note that the attention of attorneys to a juror is captured when jurors nod … Continue reading

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THE IMPACT OF GRAPHIC PHOTOS & EXHIBITS ON JURORS

Dr. Bryan Edelman published an article in The Jury Expert: http://www.thejuryexpert.com/ titled “The impact of graphic injury photographs on liability verdicts and non-economic damage awards.” The issue of photographs and other exhibits often comes up when a defendant objects that … Continue reading

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VOIR DIRE WHEN THE TIME IS LIMITED

I have taught at the Spence Trial College and written in this blog about the approach Gerry Spence advocates in jury selection. http://plaintifftriallawyertips.com/gerry-spence-voir-dire-questions  It can be roughly summarized as focused on building rapport through open, nonjudgmental discussion. It is not … Continue reading

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