Harry Plotkin

Harry is a nationally-renowned jury consultant and leading voice in the field of jury decision-making, psychology, and persuasion. 

 

He has helped shape the outcome of over one thousand trials across the country in nearly every state. 

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HARRY'S JURY TIPS

ASKING JURORS TO PRE-JUDGE IN VOIR DIRE September 2018
 

UNFAIR REASONS JURORS HATE YOUR CLIENT May 2018

CAUSE CHALLENGES: WHAT WORKS March 2018
 

"LITMUS TEST" VOIR DIRE TOPICS January 2018

TALK LIKE OPPOSING COUNSEL IN VOIR DIRE November 2017
 

DON'T EXPECT JURORS TO ENFORCE THE LAW September 2017
 

GOOD VOIR DIRE SHOULD FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE July 2017

MAKING YOUR CASE THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE May 2017

THE DANGER OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS March 2017
 

WHY EVERY VERDICT INCLUDES PUNITIVES January 2017


PREACH TO YOUR SKEPTICS, NOT YOUR CHOIR November 2016

HOW TO TELL WHEN JURORS LIE September 2016

HOW/WHEN TO USE QUESTIONNAIRES July 2016

TAKE WHAT THE COURT GIVES YOU May 2016

HOW WITNESSES RE-ENACT IN TRIAL March 2016

BE CAREFUL WITH THE WORDS YOU CHOOSE January 2016

JURORS LOVE OBJECTIVITY. BUT WHAT IS IT? November 2015

DON'T WASTE TIME ON BURDEN OF PROOF September 2015

PERSUASION IN VOIR DIRE THAT WORKS July 2015

HIDE YOUR GOOD FACTS UNTIL OPENING May 2015

DON'T PIGEONHOLE YOUR JURORS March 2015

DISTANCING YOUR CASE FROM VOIR DIRE January 2015


WARMING UP YOUR JURY IN VOIR DIRE November 2014

HOW IMAGINATIONS SHAPE VERDICTS September 2014

MORE JUROR DEFINITIONS OF NEGLIGENCE July 2014

 

YOUR JURORS' DEFINITIONS OF NEGLIGENCE May 2014

 

HOW EXPECTATIONS SHAPE BIASES March 2014

 

CAMOUFLAGING STEALTH JURORS January 2014
 

DON'T EDUCATE JURORS IN EVERY TRIAL November 2013

NOT ALL STRONG JURORS ARE EQUAL September 2013

NEVER LET JURORS SELF-DIAGNOSE THEIR BIAS July 2013

 

TOO DANGEROUS FOR VOIR DIRE? May 2013

 

SPOTTING THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE March 2013

RETHINK CONVENTIONAL WISDOM January 2013

DEMAND ANSWERS IN JURY SELECTION November 2012

TELLING A PERSUASIVE STORY September 2012

HOLDING BACK IN VOIR DIRE July 2012

 

HOLDING BACK IN YOUR (MINI) OPENING May 2012

WHEN KEEPING BAD JURORS ISN'T AS BAD March 2012

CONNECTING AND DISCONNECTING JURORS January 2012

ARE ETHICAL & LEGAL THE SAME TO JURORS? November 2011

THE PERSUASIVE CENTRAL PREMISE October 2011

THE DANGER OF ATTACKING TOO SOON September 2011

WHY SOME JURORS TRUST & OTHERS DOUBT August 2011

BUILDING/DEFENDING CAUSE CHALLENGES June 2011

TAILOR YOUR THEMES TO YOUR JURY April 2011

WHY JURORS' INTELLIGENCE DOESN'T MATTER
 March 2011

JURORS CHOOSE THE CLEAREST MESSAGE
 February 2011

WHEN JURORS DISCRIMINATE
 January 2011

IMPROVISING DURING VOIR DIRE
 December 2010

CONFESS, AND YOU SHALL BE BELIEVED November 2010

UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE'S APPEAL October 2010

JURORS VOTE FOR VALUES, NOT EVIDENCE
 September 2010

STOP IDENTIFYING YOUR BEST JURORS August 2010

WITNESSES AREN'T JUDGED ON WHAT THEY SAY July 2010

PREACH TO THE CHOIR IN YOUR CLOSING
 June 2010

A RECIPE FOR AN IDEA OPENING STATEMENT May 2010

GENERATION X/Y AND THE NEW SPEED OF TRIAL April 2010


JUROR PERCEPTIONS OF YOU March 2010

VOIR DIRE WITH LIMITS February 2010

WHY YOUR JURORS' HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 January 2010

TREAT VOIR DIRE LIKE A FOCUS GROUP December 2009

TACKLE THE ELEPHANT IN THE COURTROOM November 2009

STOP RELYING ON DEMOGRAPHICS! October 2009

DEALING WITH JUROR HYPOCRISY September 2009

DOES A JUROR'S LAWSUIT HISTORY MATTER? August 2009

KEEP YOUR OPENING PERSUASIVE July 2009

PERSUASION, NOT MINUTIAE June 2009

WILL JURORS TRUST YOUR CLIENT OR CASE? May 2009

DEALING WITH JUROR ANARCHY 
April 2009
 

RULE FOLLOWERS & FAIRNESS-FOCUSED JURORS March 2009

JURORS WHO CHARM BOTH SIDES February 2009

COMPETITIVE & COOPERATIVE JURORS January 2009

READING BODY LANGUAGE, YOURS & THEIRS December 2008

WHEN ANXIETY OVERWHELMS JURORS November 2008

NORMALIZING YOUR JURY 
October 2008

JURORS WHO SCARE BOTH SIDES 
September 2008

LEVERAGING JURORS' SELF-INTEREST 
August 2008

UNCOVERING "UNOFFICIAL EVIDENCE" 
July 2008

DISCREDIT THE MESSENGER'S MESSAGE 
June 2008

WHY JURORS IGNORE EXPERT WITNESSES 
May 2008

EDUCATING JURORS DURING TRIAL 
April 2008

THE 2 WAYS JURORS DECIDE TRIALS 
March 2008

THE IMPRESSIONS VOIR DIRE CREATE 
February 2008

HARNESSING YOUR JURORS' SELF-INTEREST March 2006

WHY BIASES OUTWEIGH EVIDENCE
 January 2006

THE 2 PHASES OF JUROR DECISION-MAKING
 October 2005
 

Office Address

5055 Oakwood Avenue
La Canada, CA 91011 

Call

Harry: 626-975-4457

Claire: 626-487-2200

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