February 01, 2017

Dealing with Difficult Jurors

Jeffrey T. Frederick

This article is excerpted from Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Third Edition, by Dr. Jeffrey T. Frederick, Chapter 6, pages 135-146. © 2011 American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission. All tables and charts have been removed for ease of reading.

There are three basic options available for dealing with the difficult juror: (a) remove the juror through a peremptory challenge, (b) rehabilitate the juror, or (c) seek a challenge for cause.

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