RIMS-Broward Meeting & Presentation: "Jurors Say the Darndest Things!" (CE and CLE awarded)

When:  Apr 17, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Broward County

Our Presentation This Month...
"Jurors Say the Darndest Things!"

Our Guest Speaker...
Melissa Pigott, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Magnus Research Consultants, Inc.



Jurors have the ability to surprise, shock, and amaze your trial consulting team.  In the jurors’ efforts to get to the heart of a matter, they decide the issues in ways that surprise defense clients as well.  Magnus has compiled some 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.

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Melissa Pigott, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Magnus Research Consultants, Inc.
Dr. Melissa Pigott is a social psychologist who is nationally recognized as one of the foremost experts in the area of jury and litigation research. She is co-founder and Director of Research of Magnus Research Consultants. Magnus is a client-driven consulting business that focuses on providing customized decision research programs in the litigation arena including attitude surveys and mock trial research throughout the United States. 

Dr. Pigott has been conducting research in the area of psychology and the law since 1980 and has over 30 publications in major psychology and law journals. Dr. Pigott has selected over 200 juries and has performed thousands of mock jury studies involving billions of dollars in claims. Her professional experience in the litigation arena is unsurpassed. Dr. Pigott is a frequent lecturer at law firms, legal seminars, and law schools, having made almost 200 such presentations. Her teaching experience also includes Adjunct Professor of Psychology positions at the University of North Florida and Nova Southeastern University. She is coauthor of a study guide and instructors manual for a leading social psychology textbook.

Dr. Pigott received her Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees in psychology from Florida State University, with specialization in social psychology and a minor in criminology; her undergraduate degree is from Florida International University. Dr. Pigott is a member of several professional societies and is a recipient of many awards and honors.

* Our deadline to place our guarantee with the facility is April 15th. 
* We cannot guarantee meal selections or special requests after that date. 

Your Dinner Presentation...

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• Chicken Piccata - Lightly Fried Chicken Breast | Capers | Lemon-Butter Sauce
• Wharf Salmon - Wild-Caught Salmon | Maple Mustard Glaze | Honey Roasted Pecan
• Veggie/Vegan: Southwest Bowl - Rice | Black beans | Roasted Corn | Pico De Gallo | Queso Fresco | Chipotle Ranch | Corn Tortilla Chips 
• Please advise of any special dietary considerations
We will begin with...
Classic Caesar Salad - Romaine Hearts | Grated Parmesan | Classic Caesar Dressing | House-made Croutons 
We will conclude with...
Chef's Cheesecake Creme Brulé 


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