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"Looking for Clues in a Juror's 'John Hancock'"

Paralegals can be soooo involved in this process....:

"For Bob Marx, a signature on a juror's questionnaire is more than a scribbled name -- it's a tool he uses to prepare for trial.

"Marx, a personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Robert Marx in Hilo, Hawaii, regularly hires a handwriting expert to help him select a jury.

"'I feel like it's a significant competitive edge,' he said. 'It's not 100 percent accurate, but if you know some history or a little bit more about a potential juror together with this analysis, it helps a whole lot more.'

"Since the mid-1990s, Marx has paid an expert to analyze jurors' handwriting for all of his big trials. The findings help paint a picture of the jurors and point out characteristics such as whether they are likely to be leaders or followers, if they are analytical or visual, or toward which side they are likely to be sympathetic."

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