Despite the snowstorms up and down the East Coast and wintry weather in parts of the country not used to cold temperatures, spring is around the corner for all of us. This issue of The Jury Expert is filled with information to keep you occupied when you have a few minutes to read.

We have new Road Warrior Tips for you to make travel easier and more pleasant but we also have multiple offerings to help you sort out things like what keeps (the other side) from settling lawsuits, figuring out how to help your jury deliberate fully, questions about who your ideal juror might be, and information on the best ways to apologize in the courtroom.

You also get to see what your fellow readers sought out the most in The Jury Expert pages in 2014. Find out if you missed something that everyone else has read. Don’t be left behind. And if you have trouble knowing when to use affect or effect—you’ll love our new favorite thing.

Finally, we are breaking one of our rules here at The Jury Expert and publishing a reprint because it’s such an important topic we want everyone to have access to it! Take a look at Sommers and Marotta’s article on how racial biases play into legal decision-making. This is an article written in plain language that speaks to both conscious and unconscious racial biases and how they interact to result in legal decisions that are not just. Read it.

As always, if you have suggestions, thoughts, requests, or comments, please let me know by clicking on my name below. Thanks!

Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.

Editor, The Jury Expert

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