1 Arizona Jury Research Curriculum Vitae for Jan Mills Spaeth, Ph.D. Litigation and Jury Consultant (520) Fax: (520) PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT Litigation and Jury Consultant. All aspects of litigation consulting, including Present trial simulations (focus groups, mock trials), witness preparation, case strategy and evaluation, jury selection, juror profiles, jury questionnaires, opinion surveys, opening statements, closing arguments, and post-trial juror interviews. Consulting services provided to both plaintiff and defense counsel in civil and criminal cases. Consulted on 1,000+ cases, locally and nationally Workshop Coordinator, self-employed. Developed and conducted workshops on mental health for Social Service Departments in Minnesota Social Worker, Thunder Bay Social Services Department, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Child Protection Services, Family Counseling Research Director, Lakehead Social Planning Council, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Assessed community child care needs, 6 month grant Social Worker, Cass County Department of Social Services, Walker, Minnesota. Child Protection Services, Family Counseling EDUCATION 8-99 Ph.D. in Psychology, California Coast University, School of Behavior Science, Santa Ana, California. Dissertation: The Relationship Between Jurors Gender, Age, Race and Education in Regard to Conformity in Mock Jury Verdicts M.A. Degree in Communication with an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology, University of Arizona, Faculty of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Tucson, Arizona. Thesis: The Effects of Primacy and Need for Closure on Amount Requested of Mock Jurors B.A. Degree in Psychology (Honors) and Social Welfare (double major), University of Wisconsin, Superior, Wisconsin. The Power of Knowledge. TM Post Office Box 91410, Tucson, Arizona,
2 Spaeth Curriculum Vitae, Page 2 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS SEMINAR SPEAKER American Society of Trial Consultants American Psychological Association American College of Forensic Examiners U.S. Attorney s Office & Arizona Peace Officers From the Briefing Room to the Jury Room, July 17, 2003 Arizona Society for Healthcare Risk Management Jury Selection and the Medical Malpractice Case, May 9, 2003 Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Recognizing and Exposing Juror Bias in Voir Dire, March 3, 2003 Arizona Society for Health Care Risk Management Determining the Persuaders in the Jury Room, December 13, 2002 Arizona Women Lawyers Association 23 rd Annual Convention, The Art of Presentation: Making Your Point, October 25, 2002 Pima County Attorney s Office, Jury Selection Seminars, October 18, 2002, November 1, 2002, and November 15, 2002 Tucson Defense Bar, Using the Internet for Jury Research, January 29, 2001 Arizona Trial Lawyers, Using the Internet for Opinion Surveys, Mock Trials, and Jury Research, December, 4, 2000 National Business Institute, Advanced Issues In Arizona Medical Malpractice, August 26, 1999 Faculty Member, ATLA s Case Workshop Program on Focus Groups, February 7-11, 1997, Tucson, Arizona Pima County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, The Do s and Don ts of Witness Preparation October 1, 1996, Tucson, Arizona
3 Spaeth Curriculum Vitae, Page 3 SEMINAR SPEAKER (CONT.) Arizona Seminar Pima County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Silent Evidence April 28, 1994, Tucson, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Fall Annual Twelve Angry Men; Jury Selection, September 1993, Phoenix, Arizona 6 th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense Of the Accused Impaired Driver, Jury Selection and Rejection, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, May 8, 1993, Tucson, AZ Second Annual Criminal Justice Seminar, State Bar of Arizona, Non-Verbal Communication and The Juror, December 8-9, 1989, Phoenix, Arizona CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACTIVITIES GUEST SPEAKER Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Seminars Supplemental Juror Questionnaire Subcommittee, Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Society for Health Care Risk Management Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Arizona Women Lawyers Association College of Law, University of Arizona National Business Institute Pima Community College Pima County Attorney s Office Pima County Bar Association Pima County Defense Bar Association Pima County Legal Defender Office Pima County Probation Department Pima County Public Defender Office State Bar of Arizona Tucson Association of Legal Assistants Tucson Defense Bar Tucson Legal Secretaries Association University of Arizona
4 Spaeth Curriculum Vitae, Page 4 GOVERNMENT CLIENTS Arizona Attorney General Office U.S. Attorney Office Pima County Attorney Office Pima County Public Defender Office Pima County Legal Defender Office Tucson City Attorney Office Federal Public Defender Pima County Juvenile Court Center Indigent Defense Services ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Instructor for University of Arizona, Adult Education Department, June, 1980 to January, 1982, Branches in Tucson, Sierra Vista, and Yuma, Arizona Instructor for Pima Community College, Adult Education Department, September, 1990 to February, 1994, Tucson, Workshop Instructor for Cochise Community College, Adult Education Department, September, 1991, Sierra Vista, Arizona Tucson Free University, Adult Education Department, June 1980 through August, 1980, Tucson, Arizona Pima County Jail, Women s Correctional Division, in February, 1981 through March, 1981, Tucson, Arizona Pima County Juvenile Court Center, Workshop Instructor for Probation Officers, June, 1981, Tucson, Arizona
5 Spaeth Curriculum Vitae, Page 5 PUBLICATIONS BY JAN MILLS SPAETH, PH.D. Swearing with Crossed Fingers; Juror Honesty and Voir Dire, Arizona Attorney, January, (This article was subsequently used, with permission, by the Capital Cases Judicial Resource Committee, State of New York, for distribution to 120 New York State judges engaged in handling capital cases.) Jury Selection and the Medical Malpractice Case, Advanced Issues in Arizona Medical Malpractice, National Business Institute Seminar, August 26, 1999, Tucson, Arizona Attorney Voir Dire and Arizona s Jury Reform Package, Hirsh, Robert J., Spaeth, Jan Mills, Hippert, Thomas G. Arizona Attorney, April, Biased Attitudes and Voir Dire. Sixth Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Manual, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, May, Nonverbal Communication and the Juror. State Bar of Arizona, December, Second Annual Criminal Justice Seminar Manual, The following articles were published in THE WRIT, the official publication of the Pima County Bar Association, between 1983 and Reprints of all articles are gladly provided upon request. Does The Timing Of Expert Testimony Affect Verdicts?, July, 2004 Should Juveniles Be Punished As Adults?, April, 2004 Eyewitness Weapon Identification, October, 2003 Do Judge and Jury Verdicts Differ Significantly? August, 2003 How Damaging is Negative Pre-Trial Publicity in Civil Cases? June, 2003 Do Deliberations Diminish The Effects Of Exposure To Inadmissible Evidence? April, 2003 Determining The Impact Of Life Experiences On Juror Bias, March, 2003 Defining The Purpose Of A Focus Group, February, 2003 When Do Jurors Believe Hired Guns?, January, 2003 Science Supports Graphing Arguments, December, 2002 What s Happening In The Jury Room With Corporate Defendants? November, 2002 Does Alcohol Really Impair Eye Witnesses? September, 2002 Does Defendant [Physician] Conduct Affect Compensatory Awards? June, 2002 Does Gender Affect Bias In Verdicts? May, 2002 Can Racial Bias On Jury Panels Be Moderated? March, 2002 Do Women Perceive More Sexual Harassment In Behaviors Than Men? November, 2001
6 Spaeth Curriculum Vitae, Page 6 Inviting Speculation from Child Witnesses Leads to False Testimony, August, 2001 Mental Health Courts: A Realistic Option to Incarceration, June, 2001 Professionals Pose Problems on Panels. April, 2001 Supreme Court Ruling Requires Reassessment of Legitimate Reasons In Discrimination Cases. January, 2001 The Effects Of Amounts Requested of Juror Awards. November, 2000 Just How Honest Are Jurors In Voir Dire? August, 2000 Does Injury Severity Affect Liability or Compensation? July, 2000 Eyewitness Evidence Guide Published for Law Enforcement by Dept. of Justice. May, 2000 How Damaging is Hearsay Evidence? April, 2000 Forensic Interviews With Children. February, 2000 Jurors Appear to Distrust Corporate America. October, 1999 Which Jurors are the Most Likely to Conform on Arizona Panels? September, 1999 The Effects of Statistical Evidence on Juries. July, 1999 Don t Overlook Jurors Need for Cognition Level During Jury Selection. May, 1999 Simplified Jury Instructions Reduce the Effects of Judges Opinions on Verdicts. March, 1999 Your Injured Clients May Have Suffered Undiagnosed MIBI s. (mild traumatic brain injuries) January, 1999 Does High Status Pose an Advantage for Defendants in Criminal Cases? September, 1998 Getting Even Reluctant Jurors To Respond. June, 1998 Determining Whether Child Sexual Offenders Will Likely Be Repeat Offenders. April, 1998 Recent Precedents Regarding Repressed Memory Cases. February, 1998 Juries Need to be Educated Regarding Eyewitness Credibility. November, 1997 Do Plaintiff Contributory Negligence and Accompanying Jury Instructions Affect Amount Awarded? September, 1997 Lawyers and Psychologists Working Together in Joint Ventures. August, 1997 Malingering or Genuine, How Do You Tell the Difference? June, 1997 False Memory Syndrome: The New Epidemic. May, 1997 What Effect Do Coerced Confessions Have on Jury Panels? April, 1997
7 Spaeth Curriculum Vitae, Page 7 Use Concept Focus Groups Early in the Game to Develop Strategy. March, 1997 Alibi Witnesses versus Eyewitnesses at the Scene, Who Carries the Most Weight? February, 1997 Are Corporations Hit with Harsher Verdicts than Individuals in Civil Cases? January, 1997 Juries Need to View Cases from a Situational Perspective. December, 1996 When is a Child Witness Most Credible? November, 1996 The Interaction Between Inadmissible Evidence and Objection October, 1996 Judges Influence On Panels Supports Attorney Voir Dire, September, 1996 Are Juries Convicting on Felony Murder Cases? August, 1996 Can Jurors Exposed to Negative Pre-Trial Publicity Really be Fair and Impartial? July, 1996 Narrative Style with Witnesses More Credible, but Watch for Pitfalls. June, 1996 Effectively Using Pre-Trial Research Techniques. May, 1996 Do Jurors Anchor on Suggested Damage Amounts? April, 1996 Does Gender Really Make a Difference in Rape Cases? March, Attractiveness: An Influential Factor in Jury Deliberations. February, Does Confidence in Memory Reflect Accuracy in Memory? January, What Happens Depends on Who s Asking. December, That Eyewitness Who Remembers Everything May be Believable, but Unreliable. November, Can You Count on Jurors Past Verdict Patterns? October, Voir Dire May Not Undo Negative Pre-Trial Publicity. September, Bias in a Death Qualified Panel; A look at Troubling Statistics. July, Who Decides the Verdicts? May, 1995 Should Jurors be Allowed to Discuss Evidence Among Themselves During Trial? March, Does the Order of Verdicts Bias Juror?; Studies Suggest it Does. January, Would Simpson s Jury Profile Change in Pima County? October, Clients and Their Losses; Dealing With These in Your Practice. August, Change in Venue in Southern Arizona. July, Post-Trial Juror Interviews; An Overlooked Gem. June, 1994.
8 Spaeth Curriculum Vitae, Page 8 Cases Warranting Supplemental Questionnaires. April, Judge and Jury Interaction. March, I Move That We Move To The Bench. February, Using Jury Questionnaires In Southern Arizona. January, Our Jurors at their Finest. October, Focus Group Facilitates Settlement. September, What Motivates Your Client?; Looking at Personalities in the Settlement Process. August, Putting Social Theories to Work in Voir Dire. July, Biased Attitudes and Voir Dire; What Factors Shape and Affect These? May, Job Stress; Recognizing it in Your Staff and Dealing with it Effectively. April, Do Scared Clients Follow Advice? March, Same Client, Different Stories; What Can You Do to Prevent This? February, Trauma in Children of Inmates; What Can be Done to Reduce This? January, Maintaining Family Contact From Prison. December, Facts or Judgments?; Case Approach Will Affect Juror Perceptions, Influences, and Decision- Rules. November, Applying Juror Cognitive Processes to the Courtroom. October, How Important is Jury Selection to Your Case? September, Will Jurors Believe Your Client? August, Try Your Case Before Trial, Affordably. July, Voir Dire Questions...Are You Taking Enough Risk with These? April, Client Ready for Court? September, Jury Selection Potential Examined. April, 1983.