Trial Jury Consultant Self Employed Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Ambitious student who has completed majority of the coursework in Psychology with the Marriage and Family Therapy focus. A detail-oriented person with strong academic skills and the ability to learn concepts quickly. Possesses strong interpersonal skills and a desire for a career in the mental health field.

Skill Highlights
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluent in Turkish
  • Excellent quantitative skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Sanction Trial Presentation Software
  • Needles Legal Case Management Software

  • Team leadership
  • Professional demeanor
  • Effective communicator
  • Critical thinker
  • Team building
  • Detail oriented
  • Experienced in legal field
  • Excellent research skills



  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits and reviewed/organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Generated, typed, formatted and edited opening and closing statements for trial lawyers.
  • Successfully worked on several high profile cases one of which received national media attention.
  • Generated, typed, formatted and edited jury questionnaire documents, focus group presentation statements, as well as focus group jury forms


  • Maintained high GPA during academic years
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills with professors, advisers and fellow classmates over the academic years.
  • Successfully participated in group projects.

Fundraising & Philanthropic Experience

  • Experience in fundraising activities and events for local and international charity organizations.
  • Successfully raised $50,000 net for Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (2008)
  • Successfully raised $27,000 net for a friend who was battling with breast cancer. (2009)
  • Served as the committee chairperson for the annual gala for Tacoma Symphony Orchestra
  • Served as the co-chairperson for annual auction for Tacoma Rotary #8

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Member of American Psychological Association since 2008
  • Member of Rotary International - Rotary Club of Tacoma No.8 since 2007
  • Member of Optimist Club of West Tacoma since 2007
  • Member of Washington Association for Justice since 2005
  • Past Board Member of Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (2008)
Professional Experience
03/2005 to Current
Trial/Jury Consultant (self-employed) Trial, Arbitrations & Mediations Services City, STATE,
  • Working with attorneys during pre-trial, in-trial and post-trial phases of their cases.
  • Assisting the trial team in focusing on theories that can be used in discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation.
  • Helping clients with the most important case issues, and how best to present those issues to the jury.
  • Conducting Focus Groups to gauge juror reaction to key testimony, witnesses, documents and visual presentations, as well as specific arguments.
  • Assisting trial lawyers during jury selection to maximize the benefits of pre trial research
  • Providing observations and insight to make the jury selection process and de-selection strategy by using a more informed approach to assist the trial team.
  • Assisting the trial team to determine what evidence to emphasize, clarify or to move away from during trial.
  • Acting as a spectator or “shadow” jurors to provide daily feedback for the trial team so that necessary adjustments can be made during trial.
  • Providing post-trial interviews with actual jurors to allow a “window” into the deliberative process for the trial team.
  • Post-trial de-briefings
  • Facilitating the alternative dispute resolution process for settlement purposes.
  • Licensed Mediator
Education and Training
Expected in 2013
Master of Arts: Psychology Marriage and Family Therapy (3.9 GPA)
Brandman University - Columbia, WA
  • The Counseling Process
  • Life Span Development/Aging and Long Session Care
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Research & Bibliographic Methods
  • Ethical & Professional Issues
  • Family Therapy Theories and Techniques: A Modern Emphasis
  • Family Systems Theories and Techniques: A Postmodern Emphasis
  • Marital Systems & Studies and Domestic Violence (scheduled to be completed next term)
  • Clinical Issues in Human Diversity (scheduled to be completed next term)
  • Advanced Psychopathology & Diagnosis
  • Advanced Individual Counseling (currently taking)
  • Psychopharmacology (scheduled to be completed after practicum)
  • Child/Adolescent Psychopathology and Child Abuse Reporting
  • Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Disorders
  • Community and Environmental Mental Health
  • Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • Theory and Practice of Group Counseling
  • Practicum courses (to be completed concurrently with practicum)
Expected in 2006
Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate: Certified Mediator
South Carolina Bar Association - Columbia, SC
  • Assisting in resolving their conflicts to avoid going to court.
  • Helping people focus on the problem and listen respectfully.
  • Making sure everyone gets a chance to explain their thoughts and feelings.
  • Asking questions, listening without judging, and helping explore solutions.
  • Helping write any agreements reached during mediation.
Expected in 2004
Bachelor of Science: Business Emphasizing in General Management
City University - Bellevue, WA

Graduated with a high GPA

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School Attended
  • Brandman University
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • City University
Job Titles Held:
  • Trial/Jury Consultant (self-employed)
  • Master of Arts
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science

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