Category: Trial Consulting

iTimeKeep and Web Jury Consulting service up for grabs

It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to win a free installation of a billable time-keeping service and have access to the nation’s leading trial consulting firm to help you use your precious billable time more efficiently while improving your case outcome for your client! And yet, here it is!! Continue reading

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Gender in the Courtroom: Myth vs. Reality

This article is co-authored by Alison Wong and Blaine McElroy. Alison Wong is a Senior Consultant in DecisionQuest’s Houston office. She has a background in both psychology and sociology, and received her JD from the University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Wong has considerable experience in research activities and her clients rely on her for strategic recommendations and storyline development. Blaine McElroy is a Research Associate, also in DecisionQuest’s Houston office. Mr. McElroy focuses on jurors’ decision pathways; the individual and group dynamics that present tactical actions or arguments used to manipulate or influence others.

In order to zealously represent their clients, trial teams increasingly find themselves questioning every detail of their strategy. No detail is too small to go unnoticed, not even the gender of the advocates. The most common concerns voiced by trial teams are that jurors will view assertive female attorneys as too aggressive, shrill, or overbearing. Paradoxically, others worry that female attorneys who express their femininity will be viewed as weak or ineffectual. These competing concerns from attorneys and clients place a great deal of pressure on female advocates to walk a very thin line – be tough, but not too tough; be feminine, but don’t be a doormat – but what do jurors really think? 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