“Her attorneys most likely coached her to look at the jury when answering the question.
This can be good, and it also can backfire. Too much eye contact can make jurors feel uncomfortable and make them feel their objectivity and neutrality could be questioned.
On the other hand, connecting eyes with jurors even for a quick glance builds rapport.
Amber darts her eyes towards jurors and lands eyes on those that most likely make eye contact with her. It is unclear if she is connecting eyes with a few or all the jurors.
As a trial consultant, I do not advise my clients to gaze over to jurors on every answer. It does appear robotic and coached.”