In a recent interview with WCCO News, I was asked to provide insight into the jury questionnaire recently distributed to potential jurors for the George Floyd case.
In a high profile, media-saturated case involving racial issues, the jury questionnaire may be more helpful for the defense rather than the prosecution.
First, it encourages people who favor the side of prosecution to speak too freely about their preconceived opinions on the case, which can serve to document why...Read Full Article >
August 25, 2020 – New York, NY – DOAR, the nation’s leading trial consulting company, today released important findings from a new study that measured how jurors differ in their opinions on topics central to high tech patent litigation, including the parties involved, infringement, and validity. The results highlight both fundamental similarities and noteworthy differences among jurors in the Northern District of California (NDCA), Western District of Texas (WDTX), and the District of Delaware.Read Full Article >
July 25, 2020 – New York, NY – DOAR, the nation’s leading trial consulting company, today released important findings from a new study that measured the perceived prevalence of discrimination and harassment in the workplace and the effects on jurors’ attitudes toward employment cases alleging the specific wrongdoings. The results indicate overwhelmingly that many factors come to bear—including political beliefs, personal experience, and the #MeToo movement—on how jurors will evaluate the context in which employment lawyers advance case themes on their clients’ behalf.
The study, “Read Full Article >
Expert testimony at trial presents unique challenges to both the expert and the examining attorney. The expert is tasked with teaching complex material to a group of “students” with widely varying levels of education, comprehension, pertinent experience and yes, interest. The students give no feedback, the consequences of a teaching mistake can be significant, and there are people waiting for the opportunity to attack at the first sign of weakness.
The attorney’s job is to help the expert overcome and thrive in these challenges. It is no small task...Read Full Article >