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Picking A Jury With Older Jurors Requires Special Scrutiny

An Interesting Study About Older Jurors

As a Plaintiff ‘s lawyer, who doesn’t want an easy rule of thumb for selecting plaintiff friendly jurors? Sorry, there isn’t one. Nonetheless, there is research that suggests we need to look more closely at Two hands comforting each otherolder jurors we might not spend enough time with during this important phase of of our trials.

“As people get older, they are more likely to condemn and want to punish others for acts that cause harm, even if no harm was intended… Since older adults may find considering intent more mentally taxing than younger adults, they would be more likely to condemn even unintentional harm.”

Find the link below for an interesting paper from the American Psychological Association on the topic that might help you focus on that segment of the Venire.

“Older Adults More Likely to Condemn Even Accidental Harm”Click here to read the article.

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