Attorneys Are From Venus, Jurors Are From Mars

Attorneys Are From Venus, Jurors Are From Mars

A survey compared attorneys and jury eligible citizens on a wide variety of characteristics, including demographics, lifestyle factors, life experiences, health behavior, personality, and attitudes regarding lawsuits and tort issues. Analysis of the surveys revealed that, on 86% of the questions asked, attorneys and jurors responded completely different from one another, often in opposite directions. The survey results provide valuable insight for attorneys in understanding why jurors reach unpredictable conclusions regarding case facts and why jurors’ decisions are based on knowledge that is vastly different from attorneys’ knowledge.

Call the research scientists at Magnus to learn why knowledge of jurors predispositions will change the way you approach your next case.