The COVID-Era Juror: Attitudes, Implications, and Strategies

March 2, 2021 at 3:00pm (EDT)

Please join us on Tuesday, March 2 at 3 PM ET for the next installment of PLAC’s ongoing series on Present Threats to Fair Jury Trials.
As the number of jury trials begins to climb, it is critical for manufacturer-defendants to understand the jurors they will be seeing and the implications of the pandemic on juror attitudes.  During this presentation you will hear:

  • An experienced jury consultant for product manufacturers present data from a multi-month, 30,000+ response survey of potential jurors on the impact of COVID on their thinking and decision-making.
  • Trial counsel who just successfully completed a full scale live products liability trial discuss how COVID impacted the selection of and presentation to the jury.
  • Discussion of the plans and projections made by various state and federal courts on when and how they will re-start jury trials.
  • The arguments to preserve the rights of manufacturer-defendants to a fair jury.