Jury Selection Posts

  • Do I Want Men or Women on my Jury?

    Both. While this answer might seem obvious, new research explains why having both men and women in groups increases the collective intelligence of that group.  Anita Wolley and Thomas Malone studied group intelligence and found, “Little correlation between a group’s …

  • Dealing with Damages

    King County Bar Association Bulletin, October 2003 Chris Dominic and R. Craig Smith provide an overview of many of the factors involved in damages and juror decision making. The article briefly discusses the variables of: case characteristics, venue, motivation, individual …

  • What Washington Jurors Really Think

    Washington State Bar News, December 2003 Chris Dominic provides a broad overview of the findings of the Washington State elements of the Tsongas 2003 Northwest Juror Attitude Study. The study is the first, large sample size study of juror attitudes …

  • Us and Them: A comparison of juror attitudes in Oregon and the Northwest

    Oregon State Bar Bulletin, December 2003 Chris Dominic compares Oregon juror attitudes with: Northwesterners; Washingtonians; as well as a comparison of urban to rural Oregon juror attitudes. The findings of the articles are reported from the Tsongas Litigation Consulting 2003 …

  • The Secret to Winning Over Jurors Away From Home: Just Be Yourself

    Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Spring 2006 Jill Schmid, Ph.D. and Chris Dominic discuss the temptation to over focus on source similarity issues when addressing juries outside of one’s home venue. Five specific suggestions are made as an alternative. Read …

  • What No One Teaches Lawyers About Communication

    DeNovo, December 2008 Tom O’Toole, Ph.D. and Jill Schmid, Ph.D. explore some of the fundamentals of communication and advocacy that are essential to litigation but not significantly covered in most law schools. Read the Full Article Here: http://tsongasit.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/denovo1208.pdf

  • Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Verdict

    Montana Law Review, Winter 2009, v. 70, no. 1 Tom O’Toole, Bruce Boyd, and Ted Prosise explore, “Three key theories of juror decision-making and courtroom communication” in their article, “Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Verdict.” The three theories explored include: …

  • Gender Differences in the Courtroom: Understanding and Capitalizaing on Factors that Impact Credibility

    Sue, Apr/May 2009 Laura Dominic and Jill Schmid, Ph.D. discuss gender differences in the courtroom by exploring: –The masculine/feminine communication continuum –Nature versus nurture: The socialization of boys and girls –The impact of gender on decision making – stereotypes and …

  • The Non-Testifying Expert in the Courtroom

    King County Bar Bulletin, September 2009 Jill Schmid and Tom O’Toole describe the many attitudes and experiences of jurors on employment cases. The authors discuss implications on the presentation of the case and jury selection. Read the Full Article Here: http://tsongasit.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/The-Non-Testifying-Expert-in-the-Courtroom-article.pdf

  • Planning for Success: Three Ways to Better Manage Your Cases

    King County Bar Bulletin, October 2009 Tom O’Toole and Jill Schmid share three ways to better manage cases: 1) Use Your Narrative Framework to Guide Discovery; 2) Prepare Key Witnesses for Depositions, and; 3) Plan Ahead for Jury Selection. Read …

  • A Case for the Expanded Use of Supplemental Juror Questionnaires

    Washington State Bar Litigation News, Winter 2010-2011 Ted Prosise argues for the expanded use of supplemental juror questionnaires in civil cases. He explores, what fits as an appropriate case and what it means to be considered “fair and impartial.” Before …

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