Gislason & Hunter invite you to attend a complimentary educational program on Jury Trials Outside-In, Understanding Today’s Juries on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the DoubleTree Conference Center. There is a complimentary lunch at 11:30 am followed by the seminar, presented by Melissa M. Gomez, PhD.
About The Speaker
Nationally known jury consultant and President of MMG Jury Consulting, LLC, Dr. Melissa M. Gomez holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked on over 800 jury trials across the United state with a focus on the psychology of learning, behavior, and decision-making. She has two decades of expertise in research design and methodology, as well as in behavioral and communication skills training.
Dr. Gomez is the author of two books: Jury Trials Outside-In: Leveraging Psychology from Discovery to Decision, published by LexisNexis and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), and The Witness Preparation Partner: A Guide to Becoming the Ready Messenger.
She has appeared as an expert jury consultant on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, NBC and Fox 29. Dr. Gomez has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Baltimore Sun. Her articles have been published for Law 360, the Legal intelligencer, for the Defense and The Jury Expert.
Dr. Gomez design and conduct mock trials and focus groups; assist with witness preparation and jury selection; and develop educational and persuasive strategies for trial. Through years of research she has developed an extensive national database containing key preconceptions, attitudes, and experiences of 4,000 jury-eligible adults.
She has designed and delivered CLE lectures for the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Seminar for Federal Defenders, Temple University Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, The American College of Trial Lawyers, The American Association for Justice and the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference.