Trends, Technology, and the Next Wave of Jurors The importance of the jury system to the preservation of our country’s civil liberties cannot be understated. It puts justice in the hands of the people. To win the case for their client, lawyers must do their best to persuade the jury in their favor — but are juror expectations changing and, if so, how should lawyers respond? This month, the Texas Bar Journal looks at several different facets of the jury system, from how the public perceives jury service to ways lawyers can utilize technology and science in evaluating jurors. John Browning and Wendy Humphrey provide insight into a new generation of jurors — the Millenials — and how their cultural attitudes and technological savvy affect their decisions during a trial. Alison Bennett and Jason Bloom explain “neurolaw” and its implications for better understanding juror decision-making, while Lora Gunter surveys how Texas county and district courts deal with the everyday issues of jury service. Alexandra Figari and Robert Hirschhorn look at how mock jurors can assist lawyers in trial preparation. John Browning also discusses counseling for jurors in certain serious and graphic cases, and Stacey Goldstein examines the issue of jury unanimity in criminal cases. Let us know your thoughts. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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