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Jury Selection in High-Stakes Cases

Managing Impressions

Selecting & Influencing Your Jury

Susan Jones Excellent command of the subject matter. The best CLE yet! Packed with terrific tips! I can use this information immediately. Lively presentation with no lulls and lots of visuals, excellent workbook accompanying the seminar. Very practical, concise & responsive to tough questions about why juries do what they do and hurdles to overcome. Energetic and very charismatic, wonderful information, very informative. Dr. Jones makes a great impression and is confident in her presentation. Interplay between PowerPoint and video was good and made the seminar interesting. She has a lot of experience with actual trials to support her thoughts. Superb! A master at her craft! Very good and entertaining speaker. Kept my attention throughout. Also provided good practical advice and examples. Obviously she is able to practice what she teaches. Excellent. Good energy and excellent command of material. Dr. Jones is exceptional. I'm a better lawyer after having heard her lecture.

Susan E. Jones

Susan E. Jones

Jury Research Institute

Alamo, California

Dr. Susan E. Jones is the founder and senior partner of Jury Research Institute (JRI) in Alamo, California, one of the nation’s most respected jury consulting firms.

Pioneer in Jury Research & Persuasion

    Dr. Jones is a pioneer in the field of jury research and persuasion. Her research studies on the elements of courtroom persuasion have shattered many commonly-held beliefs about persuading juries. Over the last 30 years she has been sought out by litigators and in-house counsel helping hundreds of Fortune 500 companies craft and pre-test winning trial strategies in cases with millions or billions of dollars at stake. Her insights have assisted her clients in obtaining outstanding verdicts and settlements, earning her a national reputation as a valued asset to any litigation team.

    In her work on more than 1,000 jury trials, she has personally observed more than 3,000 juries deliberate, gaining insights about what goes on inside the deliberation room that are possessed by few others. Her work has taken her to hundreds of jurisdictions throughout the United States. She has experience in most all types of civil litigation, including product liability, commercial litigation, employment claims, intellectual property, professional liability, toxic torts, and many others.

Consultant & Author

    Dr. Jones’s lively, fascinating and informative approach to teaching has made her a much sought-after lecturer by hundreds of national, state and local bar associations and corporate counsel associations. Dr. Jones is often asked to lend her expertise to publications like the Wall Street Journal and Business Week. She has authored dozens of articles and book chapters for legal publications, including American Jury Trials, Trial Magazine, Law and Human Behavior and The Practical Litigator. She also served on the editorial board of Law and Psychology Review.

Licensed Psychologist

    A licensed psychologist in California, Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama, where she was awarded a research grant from the National Institute of Justice to study juror candor during judge- versus attorney-conducted voir dire.

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