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05-08-2013, 06:01 PM
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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.

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