... Jury Selection: An Analysis Submitted by: Submitted] "Never forget, almost every case has been won or lost when the jury is sworn."
- Clarence Darrow (prominent attorney), 1936.
Juries decide thousands of cases every year. Even though the majority of court cases are not settled by juries, predictions about juries influence decisions to pursue or avoid jury trials (Greene, Chopra, Kovera, Penrod, Rose, Schuller et al., 2002); therefore, the jury system maintains a central importance in American law.
Given this importance, it is not surprising that the selection of jurors has, for many, become a scientifically-rooted service for which attorneys and litigants will often pay handsome fees...