This presentation will explore the likely effects of the COVID-19 crisis on civil jurors’ attitudes, beliefs, and decision-making processes from an evidence-based perspective. In addition to examining the psychological impacts of COVID-19 on jurors, the presenters will discuss changes in jurors’ attitudes towards corporations and corporate defendants and the influence that corporate responses to COVID-19 may have on juror decisions. Attendees also will learn how the COVID-19 crisis may affect jurors’ expectations for and perceptions of key witnesses. Most importantly, this presentation will discuss strategies for successfully navigating and even capitalizing on this crisis in order to promote positive case outcomes.
Who Should Attend
Civil trial attorneys
Insurance claims specialists
What You Will Learn
Effects of the COVID-19 crisis on civil jurors’ attitudes, beliefs, and decision-making processes
Effects of the COVID-19 crisis on deliberation dynamics and individual jurors' willingness to consider and yield to different perspectives
Effects of the COVID-19 crisis on jurors expectations for and perceptions of key witnesses
Implications of the COVID-19 crisis for reptile and anti-reptile approaches
Strategies for navigating and capitalizing on jurors' changing perspectives and behaviors during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.