Category: Jury Selection

What is the largest jury pool in history?

At this writing, the answer is 9,000.

The first wave of a 9,000-member jury pool – the largest in U.S. history – appeared in a Colorado courtroom…”

It is for the trial of James Holmes accused of the 2012 attack at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater that left twelve dead and many injured. So far, there have been several  incidences involving potential jurors, and jury selection is expected to last for several months. Continue reading

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Trial Tips for Lawyers by Litigator Mitch Jackson

 

When Litigator Mitch Jackson is not busy trying cases at Jackson & Wilson, he shares helpful tips online including through the “Trial Lawyer Expert” YouTube channel and podcasts on his website. Voted a 2013 California Lawyer of the Year in Litigation, Jackson uses his YouTube channel to “help good attorneys become better trial lawyers.”

A skilled personal injury and wrongful death lawyer from Orange County with nearly 30 years of experience, you will see from the videos below that Jackson genuinely wants to help other trial attorneys with less experience present a better case. For the past two years and counting, Jackson has been taking time to share his trial tips with other lawyers: Continue reading

JuryStar Law Student app teaches voir dire best practices

JuryStar iPad appJuryStar Law Student teaches voir dire best practices in an iPad app.

Spotting the issues in the trial case and generating lines of questioning to explore potential jurors’ attitudes is a skill that requires both training and practice. JuryStar will prepare law students to conduct modern voir dire for the paperless courthouses of the future.

After the release of JuryStar version 2.0, which was a complete rebuild of the app, we re-released our original JuryStar tool as JuryStar Law Student. JuryStar Law Student is currently free Continue reading

The Best of LITIG8R TECH: Year One

TOP G8RIt is my pleasure to share with you our top 8 most popular posts during the past year of LITIG8R TECH:

8. Capture ideas on the go with Index Card for iPad, iPhone -This article written by recent law school graduate Ben Beasley is an accompanying piece to his most popular post and our #2 top post of all-time about the Scrivener app. Continue reading

JuryStar’s MacLitigator Review

New Orleans attorney Jeff Richardson included in his latest “In the news” at iPhone J.D., a link to the MacLitigator article written by Utah attorney Pete Summerill reviewing jury selection apps. Much to our pleasant surprise, our jury selection app JuryStar was one of two apps originally featured in the post. Continue reading

The latest update from JuryStar for iPad

JuryStar iPad app“Jury Star 2.0 is head and shoulders above any other app or program for selecting juries. JuryStar is practical, much more flexible and user friendly.” -Lary Sisson, Mimura Law Office

In case you missed it, last month, another major update rolled out for JuryStar.

Here’s a quick rundown on what’s new in our jury selection iPad app. Continue reading

The Best of LITIG8R TECH

It is my pleasure to share with you our top 8 most popular posts since we launched LITIG8R TECH in June of this year:

8. Happy App-ing: Top Three iPad Apps for your iPractice -by Atlanta-area solo practitioner Heather Hale.

7. Touchtype portrait mode, Brydge your iPad plus other keyboard solutions -This article offers Continue reading

JuryStar 2.0 and JuryStar Law Student iPad Apps Released

JuryStar 2.0Litigator Technology today announced the release of JuryStar® 2.0 on the App Store.

Nominated as a 2012 Best Trial Prep iPad App by The National Law Journal, JuryStar offers a total alternative to the traditional juror assessment system, making it far easier to manage the jury selection process Continue reading

Theme-Based Voir Dire

by Russell S. Humphrey

Don’t Pick a Jury.  Persuade a Jury.

Would you like to win more jury trials? If you are a typical trial attorney in the United States the obvious answer is yes. Of course you would like to win more often. Who wouldn’t? However, the real question is not whether you want to win more, rather, how can you win more? The answer to this question may be simpler than you think. In fact, the answer undoubtedly lies with the twelve strangers you pick to act as trial jurors in your case. The answer to better results lies with the jury. Pick a better jury and get Continue reading

Accessible Jury Consulting

While hiring a jury consultant can be a budget consideration, the value is never clearer than when a client should have retained one but could not because of cost. Web Jury Consulting, through a revolutionary partnership with DecisionQuest, the largest and most respected jury consulting firm in the U.S., is bringing the valuable services of professional trial consultants to the cases of clients who would otherwise be unable to retain such expertise.

DecisionQuest is a household name, and I had confidence in using the [web jury consulting] service as a result. Our DecisionQuest consultant was helpful, providing insightful information… and I will use the service again.” Ted Holt, Maynard, Cooper & Gale: Ranked “Top Law Firm” by Fortune Magazine (2012). Continue reading