October 29, 2018
News: NLRG Voted Best Jury/Trial Consulting Service in Virginia, and Dr. Frederick’s Two Books are ABA “Best Sellers”
Two recent events highlight our Jury Research Services Division’s work and dedication to forwarding an understanding of jury behavior and jury trials for the legal community. These events are the number one ranking by Virginia Lawyers Weekly Readers for Best Jury/Trial Consulting Service and our two books on jury selection that currently are ABA best sellers. These books are showcased in the ABA newest and best-selling books in the Litigation category (2 of the 10 litigation books featured) with a corresponding 25% discount until October 31st.
Best Jury/Trial Consulting Service in Virginia
Earlier this year, the Virginia Lawyers Weekly conducted its second annual reader’s ranking poll for various legal related services in Virginia. For the second year in a row, the National Legal Research Group, Inc. (through its Jury Research Services Division), was ranked number one in the category of “Best Jury/Trial Consulting Service” in Virginia. This is an acknowledgment of our hard work and dedication to providing quality jury research services to attorneys both in Virginia and across the nation. We thank the readers for their recognition and support.
Two Books on Jury Selection are ABA “Best Sellers”
This year also marks the publication of two books on jury selection by Dr. Frederick through the GP Solo Division. Both books have become “best sellers.”
Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Fourth Edition
This much anticipated and expanded fourth edition goes beyond other books on jury selection and focuses on the skills needed to conduct effective voir dire and jury selection, ultimately improving your chances of a favorable verdict at trial. This valuable guide will help you understand effective voir dire and jury selection strategies and adapt them to the unique circumstances you face in your trial jurisdiction.
This book is packed with updated practical advice, a new chapter on courts-martial, and supplemented with appendices, including examples of useful voir dire questions for civil and criminal cases. In addition, you will have access to an Internet catalog of more than 190 juror questionnaires, including questionnaires from Colorado v. James Eagan Holmes, In re Exxon Valdez, i4i LP v. Microsoft Corporation, David Mueller v. Taylor Swift et al., United States v. Zacarious Moussaoui, California v. Scott Peterson, United States v. MAJ Nidal Hasan, and United States v. Senator Robert Menendez and Salomon Melgen, among many others.
Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Supplemental Juror Questionnaires
This companion book to Mastering Voir Dire: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Fourth Edition (2018) educates the reader on how to create and use supplemental juror questionnaires. It provides a valuable guide to understanding, creating, and more effectively utilizing supplemental juror questionnaires. After exploring the fundamentals of sound questionnaire design and implementation, this book provides 22 supplemental juror questionnaires from a variety of criminal and civil trials used across the country, including Ohio v. Raymond Tensing (murder-police shooting), U.S. v. William Baroni Jr. and Bridget Anne Kelly (public corruption-Bridgegate scandal), U.S. v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Boston Marathon bombing), In re Visa Check/Mastermoney Antitrust Litigation (antitrust), Earl Washington Jr. v. Kenneth Buraker et al. (violation of civil rights), and Texas v. American Tobacco Company et al. (tobacco product liability), among others.
We will be covering additional tips from our Master Group Voir Dire Tips Series in the months to come. Check out previous information from the tip series with our introductory two-minute video, Tip 1, Tip 2, Tip 3, Tip 4, Tip 5, Tip 6, and the video for Tip 7.
For more information on voir dire and jury selection, see Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Fourth Edition (2018). Also, check out my companion book on supplemental juror questionnaires, Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Supplemental Juror Questionnaires (2018).