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JURORS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS: A CLE discussion about how jurors reach their decisions

Miami - The Association of Litigation Support Professionals, South Florida Chapter to host Jury Consulting CLE & Discussion May 17th at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel in Dania, Florida.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Apr. 29, 2012 - Miami - The Association of Litigation Support Professionals, South Florida Chapter is pleased to announce an exciting CLE taking place May 17th at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel in Dania, Florida. Despite having heard thousands of mock jurors deliberate, the jurors still have the ability to surprise, shock, and amaze Magnus’ trial consulting team. In the jurors’ efforts to get to the heart of a matter, they decide the issues in ways that surprise Magnus’ clients as well. Magnus has compiled some of the more interesting discussions in this presentation to demonstrate how the jurors reached their decisions. While some of the discussions are humorous, the ramifications were usually serious for the trial teams involved. Dr. Pigott will explain the context and implications of the deliberations shown in the video clips during this presentation.

Guests are invited to come for networking and cocktails on May 17th at 5:30. Dinner will begin at 6:15pm. Dinner is $30 for ALSP Members and $40 for Non-Members (Group Discounts Available).

The Association of Litigation Support Professionals brings together a wide variety of professional service providers with a wide array of expertise. One of the benefits of attending ALSP functions is becoming aware of the services and expertise available to trial lawyers in a forum that allows one to become an informed consumer of litigation support services. Trial or Jury Consultants provide expertise in the decision making process and evaluate how a case will ultimately be understood and decided by fact finders, most often jurors and a jury, but sometimes a Judge (Bench Trial), mediators, or arbitrators. This month’s presentation by Dr. Melissa Pigott, co-founder of Magnus Research Consultants, Inc. provides the opportunity to view mock juror deliberations and to hear from Dr. Pigott about how jury decisions are reached. The opportunity to see behind the door of the jury room is rare, whether you are a lawyer, for whom CLE credit is available or you work in any area of litigation support, seeing how the work you do culminates in decisions by jurors will be interesting.

Please RSVP online at http://www.alspsofl.com or to Robert Friedman, at Robert.Friedman@friedmansmvr.com with your name and dinner preference by May 15th, 2012.  Thank you for honoring your dinner commitment with your attendance, and advising Robert Friedman at Robert.Friedman@friedmansmvr.com, by Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 of any cancellation.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Melissa Pigott, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Pompano Beach, Florida

Dr. Pigott is a social psychologist, with a Ph.D. from Florida State University. She has been conducting research in the area of psychology and the law since the early 1980s. All of Magnus' research activities are conducted under Dr. Pigott's auspices. She is responsible for research design, staff supervision, and is the client's main contact regarding case details and research design. Dr. Pigott oversees all aspects of the research and consults with clients during our research or in court.

ABOUT ALSP South Florida http://www.alspsofl.com
The mission of the Association of Litigation Support Professionals (ALSP) is to establish global standards for the litigation support profession through collaboration and education, ALSP is dedicated to advancing the profession and contributing to the career development of practitioners around the world.

ALSP is the only organization whose members comprise the full range of individuals involved with litigation support: litigation support managers and analysts, attorneys, paralegals, technical support staff, consultants, software developers and judiciary. You can help formulate the services, benefits and features that will deliver unique value to this universe of practitioners.

ALSP South Florida Board of Directors:

Robert Friedman,
President
President of Friedman’s Legal ~ Managed Vendor Relationships

Karen Chamberlain,
Vice President
Owner of Litigation Services, LLC

Dia Colbert, Esq.,
Membership Chair
Owner of The Colbert Law Firm, LLC

Cynthia Benavides,
Treasurer
Litigation Paralegal with Astigarraga Davis

Josh Coller,
Program Chair, Website Administrator
Account Executive with Veritext National Deposition & Litigation Services

Cheryl Mingo,
PR and Marketing
Director of Administration with Brown & Heller, P.A.

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