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How to choose compelling experts

You pay a premium for expert testimony. Why? To persuade jurors. But do you have any way to know if you are investing in the right expert(s)? There is no single rule to pick the best experts for each...
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How Jurors Work: Emotions Lead the Law

Consider this fact pattern and outcome from a case we recently worked on: Plaintiff rear-ends trailer pulling a large load of logs. I repeat: Plaintiff rear-ends defendant. But the jurors assign most...
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What is Jury Research?

 Jurors are the cornerstone of the legal system in America. Thousands of jury trials are held every year in which a group of jurors determine the outcome of the case. In an effort to preserve the...
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What Jurors Really Think of Lawyers

Although jurors come from all walks of life, they hold some common beliefs about what they like and dislike from attorneys in the courtroom.
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Eight Tips for Better Voir Dire

Jurors are the single most important part of a trial. They decide who wins and who loses. While it is easy to focus on the arguments and the presentation of evidence - all of which are important - it...
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