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Carolyn Spencer-Mork

Senior Jury Consultant Affiliate


A jury consultant with over fifteen years of experience, Carolyn Spencer-Mork is an affiliate of IMS and has consulted on over 250 cases throughout the country. As a socio-cultural anthropologist, she understands methods of communication, jury psychology, and group dynamics. She offers expertise in the areas of mock trial and focus group jury research, theme development, trial strategy, witness preparation, and voir dire and jury selection methodology.

Carolyn is particularly skilled at designing jury research that helps clients gain strategic advantages early in the discovery process. Whether research involves testing potential witnesses in order to craft an effective company story, contextualizing damaging emails in advance of depositions, or developing an effective case theory to guide discovery, Carolyn helps her clients leverage early insights. She is also skilled at helping witnesses work through apprehensions so they can confidently testify. By fine-tuning and strengthening their testimony, she helps ensure straightforward and compelling delivery.

Carolyn graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a BA in both anthropology and Russian language & literature. She completed her graduate training as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, from which she earned an MA in cultural anthropology. As a Fulbright Scholar, Carolyn conducted doctoral research in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Carolyn has offered her jury consulting skills outside of IMS by leading pro bono workshops on effective voir dire and jury selection for public defenders. As a fourth-generation Bay Area native, Carolyn enjoys sharing Northern California's beautiful scenery with her family.

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