Litigation Insights’ Dr. Christina Marinakis Authors New Edition of Pattern Voir Dire Questions

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Dr. Christina Marinakis, Director of Jury Research at the national trial consulting firm Litigation Insights, has authored the latest edition of a key voir dire resource.

'This book is more than an indexed list of voir dire questions; it provides tips and techniques for jury selection for the cases where we may not have the budget for a jury consultant.' – Matthew R. Schroll, Esq., Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

James Publishing has released a brand-new edition of the comprehensive voir dire resource, Pattern Voir Dire Questions: Civil and Criminal. Previously authored by Susan Broome, Ph.D., the latest edition of this textbook offers attorneys over 2000 voir dire questions and 26 model Juror Questionnaires, organized and customized for an extensive variety of case types – both civil and criminal. It guides readers through the initial questions to get jurors talking, and the ideal follow-up questions to encourage honest, detailed responses.

And attorneys are already recognizing its value. “Pattern Voir Dire Questions provides the foundation for voir dire outlines in every type of case we handle," said Kevin C. Mayer, Esq., Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP. "With this book in our office, half the work is done before we even start writing."

Dr. Marinakis was honored to be asked to write for this new edition, using her research and consulting experience to supply hundreds of new questions and dozens of additional practice tips. Many new and existing questions are now identified as being recommended for plaintiffs/prosecutors or defendants, helping readers formulate voir dire in a way that will identify their worst jurors without exposing their ideal jurors. Also among these new features is a step-by-step guide to “cause sequencing,” a specific line of questioning that maximizes cause challenges by encouraging unfavorable jurors to recognize and admit bias.

“Practice points throughout the book provide practical advice – from techniques for assessing group dynamics to explanations on how the subtleties of an attorney’s phrasing can elicit better information – helping us gain a strategic advantage during jury selection," said Miguel R. Palmeiro, Esq., Managing Partner at The Law Offices of Miguel Palmeiro, LLC.

Pattern Voir Dire Questions is available for purchase in multiple formats at

Dr. Marinakis is a seasoned speaker on this same subject. If you would like to discuss with her an opportunity to conduct a Continuing Legal Education seminar or assist with a law firm in-house trial academy, you can reach her at

About Christina Marinakis, J.D., Psy.D.:
Dr. Christina Marinakis, Esq. is a Senior Jury Consultant and Director of Jury Research at Litigation Insights. With over 15 years of research, study, and applied practice in law and psychology, she has assisted trial counsel during jury selection and with daily trial monitoring in venues across the country. Through her experience conducting focus groups, mock trials, shadow juries, and post-trial interviews, she has analyzed hundreds of jurors, and she regularly assists counsel with developing and implementing trial themes throughout voir dire, opening statements, and witness testimony. Her clients include law firms, individuals, government agencies, small companies, and several Fortune 500 companies.

About Litigation Insights:
Litigation Insights is a national, woman-owned company with more than 20 years of experience conducting jury research, developing trial graphics, and assisting counsel with jury selection and courtroom support during trial proceedings. As a full-service consulting and visual communications firm, the company provides everything from mock trials, witness preparation, and jury selection to trial graphics and courtroom technology. Interested parties may call (888) 339 9885 or visit for more information about the company.

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