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Jurors: Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make, They’ll Be Watching You

David Joseph Scriven-Young

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Litigators are used to being in front of a jury. But have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a member of that jury? What are jurors watching? What do they notice? Guest Chauntis Jenkins-Floyd, an experienced litigator, recently served on a jury. And what she learned as a juror is eye opening. 

Like most of us, Jenkins-Floyd has been summoned for jury duty and dismissed each time. But this time was different. In this episode, she describes her experiences in the selection process, intake, and deliberation. 

Jenkins-Floyd took it all in. She learned about the jobs and childcare pressures jurors have. She saw what happens in the jury room. “All of my senses were tingling. As a trial lawyer, I never get to see this part,” she explains. What she learned will change how you present your next case. 

Hear how important your moves are to a jury, starting the moment you enter the courtroom. Eye contact, body language, and even where people sit. Everything matters. How prepared and confident do you look? How friendly and comfortable are you with your client? Jenkins-Floyd explains what jurors are watching. How you ask questions, starting with voir dire, sets up jurors and helps them subconsciously put themselves in your client’s shoes, even without saying it. Jurors watch and see everything you do. Get an inside peek.