Who Is Your Jury? Trial Consultant Speaks On “Understanding The Mind Of The Jury”
Every action a trial lawyer takes should be focused on presenting a clear and concise presentation of your claims to a jury. Who is this jury, what are they thinking? These are questions that every trial lawyer needs to know. Nashville trial consultant and personal injury lawyer Phillip H. Miller would like to share a podcast, “Understanding the Mind of the Jury” he did on Trial Lawyer Nation. If you don’t know about Trial Lawyer Nation, you should.
In the podcast Phillip talks through the idea of “jury proof,” which goes beyond just the duty of breach, duty of causation, and damages line of questions and instead delves into other questions that, if aren’t explored, result in a jury filling in their own answers. In other words, thinking beyond the obvious questions and answers that will help to win your case and looking at the case through the lens of a defense juror. Phillip goes on to say that these techniques are great for finding the “land mines” which could potentially damage a case. Then taking it a step further to use focus groups to help prioritize those detrimental pieces of jury proof, which helps to set up cases to be tried in an order geared towards a jury.
We hope you find this hour-long presentation helpful. If you have questions or other comments we’d love to hear from you. If you would like to explore how the Miller Method of trial preparation can help you win your big case give us a call at 615-356-2000 and let’s talk.