Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Adapting Like Your COVID Jurors

August 2020 Bar Bulletin

Flick a folded paper football and you’ll hit someone with an opinion about how the pandemic is changing the jury pool. There is an overabundance of data about how the COVID-19 crisis is changing public opinion. Some data, including studies conducted by the authors’ companies, suggests perceptions of corporations are changing — some positive, some negative. Our data shows there are improving attitudes toward pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and medical providers. Still, more data says there is increasing distrust of authority and greater political polarization on science, governance, race, and more. Some studies say jurors who will show up for jury duty look very different than ‘the old days.’...

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