Web Ushers In New Era In Jury Selection

Law360, New York (September 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The proliferation of online social networking sites and personal blogs has turned the Internet into a potential treasure trove for trial lawyers vetting jurors. Though the jury is still out on whether a Google search of the pool can make or break a case, consultants agree that the World Wide Web makes for a brave new courtroom.

In addition to using tailored questionnaires and social science research, many jury consultants now regard the Internet as a useful tool in helping to create personality profiles of potential...
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