View Single Post
05-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Registered User
BigGumby's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Moon Valley
Country: United States
Posts: 301
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by ck26 View Post
Should, but this is nothing new. Casey Anthony is hot and OJ Simpson was likeable. Juries of our peers ...
This has a bigger impact than most people want to believe. In class action lawsuits, lawyers always select the figurehead by how sympathetic they think a jury is likely to be to that individual. Character witnesses are often selected by how trustworthy the jury will think the witness is.

It's human nature; most people will respond more favorably to a little old lady than they will to a burly man covered in tattoos.

Oddly enough, there are specialists and consultants that lawyers can hire to make their clients more likeable; coaching them on things like appearance, the tone of their voice, etc.

BigGumby is offline