Juries are people. A group of individuals, each bringing his or her own unique perspective into the courtroom. These perspectives can play a big role in the decision-making process, and it takes an expert on human behavior to understand what and how a jury may think and act. A skilled jury consultant can interpret, understand and analyze human behaviors, thoughts and feelings. This ability to assess how jurors will react to information and delivery styles and how they are likely to render decisions can be just the edge counsel needs for a successful outcome.
Leading up to trial, a skilled jury consultant can assist counsel in drafting a case-specific juror questionnaire, and the review and evaluation of responses. For voir dire, a consultant can evaluate prospective jurors as they are questioned and aid in developing the overall selection (or “de-selection”) strategy.
Pretrial: A jury consultant can also provide valuable insights on witnesses through detailed assessments of their mannerisms, credibility, “likeability,” etc. after reviewing excerpts of their videotaped deposition testimonies.
During the trial phase,a jury consultant can observe individual jurors and assist counsel in identifying how receptive jurors are to their arguments and tactics by analyzing nonverbal communications and body language. A jury consultant can also provide valuable insights on witnesses through detailed assessments of their mannerisms, credibility, “likeability,” etc. after reviewing excerpts of their videotaped deposition testimonies. An experienced jury consultant can provide advice on how to better tune your arguments to elicit a more favorable response from jurors.
VE’s jury consultant is an experienced, licensed, practicing psychologist and J.D. who will assist you in developing trial strategies, jury selection and gaining critical insights into juror perceptions at trial. This, when combined with our world class trial demonstrative evidence exhibits and courtroom support, provides a comprehensive solution for your litigation needs.