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JURORS HAVE CHANGED -Juror strategies for the new age

JURORS HAVE CHANGED -Juror strategies for the new age

I rarely publish material from other trial information sources. I also rarely post anything that is lengthy. However, when I read the following article from the Washington State Association for Justice Trial News I was struck by the accuracy of the advice about today’s jurors and jury selection. I’ve known Jeffery Boyd and Deborah Nelson, fellow plaintiff lawyers, for years. They have a trial practice and also offer trial consulting as Boyd Trial Consulting. I think you will benefit from…

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STUDIES ABOUT HOW JURIES DECIDE CASES

STUDIES ABOUT HOW JURIES DECIDE CASES

The American Bar Foundation published an article about a study done in Arizona in which 50 actual civil jury deliberations were videotaped and studied. About half of the cases involved motor vehicle collisions, about 1/3 were general tort cases and the remainder were medical malpractice disputes. The awards ranged from $1000 to $2.8 million dollars. The study began by noting that jurors are in an unfamiliar place. They are doing with people who speak and unfamiliar language. They are called…

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BASIC THOUGHTS ABOUT JURY SELECTION

BASIC THOUGHTS ABOUT JURY SELECTION

Jury selection is an art that requires preparation and careful planning. Jury selection and opening statement can have a profound influence on the outcome of the case. They are twin events that should be prepared as a unit. Here some very general and basic ideas to consider in planning your voir dire of your case. . PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS . *Jury selection is almost always limited in time. It’s important to plan your questions with the time allowed in mind. Determine…

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