Welcome to the May 2010 issue of The Jury Expert
! It’s spring (although in Texas it definitely feels like summer)! This issue we have reptiles in the courtroom (and in a departure from tradition, we have four trial lawyers responding to the article rather than trial consultants); a Batson
update; a piece on juror intimidation inside the jury deliberation room; an article from two journalists on pre-trial publicity and what defense advocates can learn from the Duke lacrosse case (with responses from three trial consultants); a piece using sense-making theory to discuss how Supreme Court Justices behave like jurors; that age-old question of whether size matters when it comes to juries; an essay on persuasive communication and attorney likability; and finally–a trip across the country (and, kind of, through time) as consultants tell stories about rural courthouses time forgot (and stories about a few other things too).
Of course, we also have a couple of Favorite Things and want to remind you about the upcoming ASTC conference
in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme this year is 'Perfecting Your Game
’ and it’s always a good time for that.
This is the first issue in which we have benefitted from visual graphics experts in pulling together the issue. Special thanks to Jason Barnes (Barnes & Roberts
), Ted Brooks (Litigation-Tech
) and Nate Hatch (Resonant Legal Media
). Click anywhere in this issue for challenging, educative and fun reading for Spring 2010.
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