by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D.
While someone ends up sitting in the first seat on a jury and is presumed or named foreperson by the Court, they may very well be one in name only. In fact, someone else may function as the foreperson.
Who do you think is the most likely foreperson? Do you think someone old enough to be her parent will defer to a 20-something pixie in seat 1? Will an accountant in seat 6 rely on the homemaker foreperson for damages decisions? Is it the butcher, the baker, or the candlestick-maker? Unlikely.
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