Choosing Corporate Representatives for Trial - More Than Appearances Alone

, The Legal Intelligencer


When it comes to a jury trial, no detail gets overlooked by those sitting on the panel. Generally speaking, jurors do a decent job of paying attention to the evidence and testimony offered, but much more goes into their ultimate decision than those factors alone. In an effort to have control and ownership over their verdict, jurors routinely attempt to make sense of the case by relying on their own abilities to sniff out the truth. They zero in on your behavior as counsel, how the judge reacts to the case being made and how their fellow jurors seem to be managing. Your corporate representative will be held to the same scrutiny, so your choice for the face of the company rightly becomes a key consideration for trial.

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