Or "How A Complete Lack of Concern About Credibility Can Be Liberating."
Received recently at my firm, unsolicited, via a referral through our profile at lawyers.com:
My name is Psychic Zack Havoc. I am a proven expert in jury selection. I have been written up as the #1 psychic in the country. I have yet to have a jury that I've personally selected come back with a guilty verdict. Please visit my website at http://www.ReadingsByZack.com or call me at your earliest convenience at [number].
I would love to participate at your next trial.
Thank you so much for your time.
Despite his pitch to us, his web site does not lead with the jury consultant bit:
Rated the #1 psychic in America, Mr. Zack Havoc has brought an honesty-shocking zest to the world of psychic phenomena. Dubbed "The Messiah" by his peers, he has helped thousands of people all across the world with his timeless advice and uncanny ability to communicate with spirit.
What entity rates psychics? Do they use votes like "American Idol," or do they have a committee or something?
Read the testimonials on his site. They're impressive.
By the way, "Zack Havoc" is not the name I'd choose for a jury consultant. "Counsel, who is with you at counsel table today?" "Well, your honor, we have my associate Mr. Smith, my client Mr. Jones, and my jury consultant . . . uh . . . Mr. zack havoc……" However, it would be an excellent name for the lead character in a TV show that airs not earlier than 11:30 p.m., or in a video game designed by John Romero. Also, I like that he leads with his title "Psychic" even in jury-consulting solicitations. I need a title.
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