April 02, 2019

How to Pick and Talk to a Jury: Plaintiff Perspective

Robert A. Clifford

Jury selection is a very serious matter, one of the most critical parts of the trial process. What makes it particularly a challenge is that most in the venire appear as if they would rather be anywhere else and try to avoid the process through fabricated stories or feigned biases. How many times as an attorney have you been asked: “What do I say to get out of jury duty?” My response: “Serve. It will be an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget, and you will appreciate your rights and the American justice system a whole lot more than before.”

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