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SJQ: Making Changes to an Existing Juror Questionnaire

In previous issues of Insights, we have discussed the value of having a trial supplemental juror questionnaire (SJQ) and some strategies for improving the likelihood an SJQ will be accepted in a case. Sometimes, however, the question is not whether we should create an SJQ for use in trial, but how best to repurpose an […]

Finding Value in Trial Consulting Services: It’s Not about Price

Over the past 20 years of providing top-level trial consulting services, we have seen a number of changes to the business landscape. One of the more recent developments is what could be called the “commoditization” of trial consulting services, (i.e., the rise of limited, one-size-fits-all, inexpensive jury research exercises – anything from quick focus groups […]

Witness Preparation Tip: When Is It Appropriate For A Witness To Show Anger?

Many years ago, I was working on witness preparation with a corporate HR Director who was being deposed. It was quickly apparent from the moment that he walked in the room that he was not happy to be there. During his own mock direct examination, when the questions were clearly “friendly fire” from his own […]