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Final Arguments: Psychological Analysis – Conditioning the Jury

Final Arguments: Psychological Analysis – Conditioning the Jury

Dr. Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist Conditioning the jury Life experience restricted by court sanctions will be the basis on which the jury will view and interpret the evidence before them. As jurors their minds are not blank nor are they exclusively limited to...
Jury Trial Tips: Closing Arguments

Jury Trial Tips: Closing Arguments

Dr. Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist Jury Trial Tips: Closing Arguments When it comes time for closing arguments, the jurors will have spent the course of the trial forming impressions and opinions about the evidence and your story. It is important that you remain...
Jury trial tips: Constructing an opening statement

Jury trial tips: Constructing an opening statement

Dr. Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist Jury Trials and Opening Statements When using a model story, or theme as the foundation for your case, you will want to begin telling your story the first chance you have to talk to the jury. Except for what jurors may have...
Jury tips: Setup a Shadow Jury

Jury tips: Setup a Shadow Jury

By Dr. Ken Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist After completing the voir dire process, you will hopefully have a jury favorable to your client’s needs. Many lawyers stop here and hope for the best in terms of how well their information comes across to the jury....
Voir Dire Facts Part III: Key points to consider day of

Voir Dire Facts Part III: Key points to consider day of

Some key points to consider the day of voir dire Do not bore the jury with prolonged or over-technical questions. Do not be repetitive to the point of irritating otherwise friendly jurors. Do not ask personal questions without obvious reasons, and then apologize for...
Voir Dire Fact Sheet Part II: First day of trial

Voir Dire Fact Sheet Part II: First day of trial

By Dr. Ken Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist Voir Dire Facts – Part II Upon entering the courtroom on the first day of trial, you should be ready to jump right in to voir dire. You should know all the necessary procedures for the court in which you are...