There are some jury or trial consultants who work on a contingency basis. This usually applies to cases for the plaintiff, of course. The ethical implications of these arrangements have not been well considered by Bar organizations at this time. Magnus believes there are serious negative ramifications of this practice. Dr. Pigott has researched the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association, among others, and it is her opinion that these guidelines prohibit such arrangements due to the potential abuses that could arise from them. Magnus will gladly provide a more detailed explanation of the ethical issues related to this practice upon request.