He’s got a ring of gold wire going through his earlobe, but what’s going through his cranial lobe? That’s what trial attorneys wonder about jurors in the 25-34 age group, the so-called Generation X population segment. And whether you’re a defense lawyer or a plaintiff’s lawyer, the news may not be good.

Trial Consultant Elizabeth Foley, author of “The Changing Face of Juries: Understanding Generation X,” has made a study of this emerging group, which by next year will make up 30 percent of the average jury pool. A principal in Chicago’s Sagnoli McEvoy Foley, Foley spoke before a Connecticut Trial Lawyers’ seminar Nov. 20.