Is COVID Warping the Jury Pool?
Whether your jury trial is happening in person or virtually, chances are COVID has had a profound impact on your case before either... Read More
What’s It Like to Try an In-Person Jury Trial During the COVID Pandemic?
During a brief window of time — before the most recent surge in COVID-19 cases — I had the good fortune to... Read More
How to Get Jurors to Obey the Judge’s Instructions
We are a nation hopelessly addicted to a constant flow of information, from the important to the trivial, continuously streamed to us... Read More
Finding Scrooge: Trial-Tested Tips for Seating a Defense-Friendly Jury
The holidays are a wonderful time of generosity, when we open our hearts and wallets to those we love, and sometimes, complete... Read More
4 More Myths About Juries
My recent post, Is There a Perception Problem with the American Jury System?, busted the most common myth about jury duty: that everybody... Read More
Learning About Your Jury from Facebook Likes
If you’re a trial lawyer preparing for jury selection, it’s likely that the majority of your potential jurors will have a Facebook... Read More
Googling Your Jury (Part 2)
Trial teams around the country scour the internet for “jury nuggets.” And many — dare I say most — courts have accepted... Read More
Googling Your Jury (Part 1)
Let’s be honest: don’t we all want to know as much as humanly possible when evaluating a jury pool and determining motions... Read More
Don’t You… Forget About Me (During Voir Dire)
As much as I hate to admit this, I have a confession to make: When I received a jury summons in the... Read More
Do Companies Have Personalities Too?
It’s well known that people have personalities. I’ll bet you can easily list a few people you’d rather not spend time with... Read More