Dr. Manges Ph.D. | Forensic Psychologist | Expert Witness Can We Talk Honestly in Public? “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” -Swami Vivekananda Jury deselection, in Texas, Florida, Ohio, New York, Illinois and elsewhere can be a challenge. […]
In some states (Illinois, New York, Texas, Florida, Ohio to name a few), the expert Forensic Psychologist must also be a treating practitioner besides their role and means of making a living as an expert who testifies.
Dr. Ken Manges Ph.D. | Forensic Psychologist | Expert Witness In light of the upcoming webinar on Voir Dire, on the jury selection process, we wanted to bring your attention to some very recent high profile cases in which jury selection is underway. Early last week, jury selection began in the James Holmes trial. Holmes […]
Dr. Manges Ph.D. | Forensic Psychologist 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 consistent with your story; for your closing argument is a culmination of what has transpired. Hopefully, […]
By Dr. Ken Manges Ph.D. | 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. However, if you want to know how the jury […]
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 doing so. Do not cross-examine the jurors. Do not accept the […]