Jury/ Trial Consultant in Philadelphia, PA at Jobs | Lyneer Staffing

Date Posted: 4/7/2018

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Job Description

Leading National Provider of Legal Services has 2 new and exciting positions for Jury Consultants!

Candidates MUST hav a min of 3 - 5 years experience as a Jury Consultant and either a Masters or a PHD. These are non negotiable!

Pretrial Duties

Jury consultants are integral to the legal process even before a trial begins. They research the jurors' backgrounds, create juror profiles and assist with jury selection and voir dire - the questioning of prospective jurors. Jury consultants may conduct focus groups and mock trials. They also conduct pretrial research, gather and analyze demographic data, perform statistical analyses and draft analytic reports.

Trial Duties
Developing trial strategies to help shape juror perceptions is one of the most important responsibilities of a jury consultant because it can lead to a favorable outcome.

The consultant will provide insight into jurors' body language and behavior at trial, as well as coach witnesses for the best possible presentation of facts under questioning. He may help lawyers identify arguments and develop strategies. Some jury consultants create courtroom graphics and multi-media presentations to help the attorney weave a compelling and persuasive story for the jury.

Jury Consultant Skills
Jury consultants must possess a keen insight into human behavior, motivation and decision-making abilities. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, as well as exceptional writing, speaking and presentation skills, are essential. Research is integral to the job, so candidates should have exceptional abilities in data analysis, as well as proficiency with statistical software. Knowledge of social science research methodology is important.

Although a law degree isn't required, a jury consultant should at least possess a firm understanding of legal procedures and terminology. Client development skills are also helpful in acquiring a strong and lucrative client base.

Job Requirements

Jury Consultant experience