Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Jury Economics; Going Beyond Millennial Stereotypes in the Jury Box

July 2022 Bar Bulletin

Crack the door to almost any civil courtroom and you’ll find a trial lawyer with a fear of today’s “crazy” jurors, none more than those wrapped in the stripes of a different generation. Litigants worry about disconnects between Boomer attorneys and Gen X jurors, or Gen X witnesses and millennial jurors. We read the cautions about pretending to understand “people” based on the year they were born, and similar cautions about the “research” on generational differences. Yet we must make decisions about which precious few jurors to strike and how to win over the jurors we must persuade. We also must reconcile our...

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