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Predicting Jurors’ Verdict Leanings in the Trump Era

Date: March 26, 2020

Time: 12:00PM - 01:30PM

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Increasing polarization in American politics has led to a substantial shift in civil juror decision-making and jury verdicts. This webinar examines the effects of political beliefs on trial outcomes. Research results indicating the extent to which individual jurors’ political orientation affects verdict preference will be presented, followed by discussion of how case characteristics and juror political orientation can interact to produce unexpected outcomes. Attendees will learn how socio-political changes can impact deliberation dynamics and how to evaluate the composition of a jury. Finally, presenters will review evidenced-based strategies for identifying favorable and unfavorable jurors.

Who Should Attend

  • Civil trial attorneys
  • In-house counsel
  • Insurance claims specialists

What You Will Learn

  • The extent to which jurors’ political beliefs affect their verdict preferences
  • How jurors’ political beliefs can interact with case characteristics to produce unexpected outcomes
  • Characteristics of different types of Trump supporters and their implications for jury selection
  • The impacts of socio-political changes on deliberation dynamics and damage awards
  • Evidence-based strategies for identifying favorable and unfavorable jurors

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