On Demand Program

COVID's Impact on Jury Trials


Date Aired: Monday, May 10, 2021
Runtime: 1:00h

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In this presentation, Dr. Nick Polavin will discuss how COVID has impacted the composition of jury pools and how attitudes of jurors have changed. Additionally, he will discuss lessons learned from the jury trials he has worked on during the pandemic regarding how different courtroom operating plans can impact jury selection as well as attorney and witness communication.

Presenter: Nick Polavin, Ph.D., Litigation Insights

Polavin has eight years of experience in jury research and the legal field. He earned a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication — with concentrations in Decision Psychology and Social Psychology — from the Ohio State University. Polavin’s research focuses on how jurors process information, their biases and how they determine damage awards. At Litigation Insights, he uses this knowledge and experience in court assisting with jury selection, in developing themes and recommendations for trial based on mock trials and focus groups, and in helping prepare witnesses for depositions and trials.

This session was hosted using Zoom.


Nick Polavin, Ph.D., Program Chair
Litigation Insights, Minneapolis

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Civil Litigation Section
Judicial Administration Section

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