February 21, 2019 Substantive Law

A Once-in-a-Trial Opportunity: Effective Voir Dire

By Paul H. Jepsen and Daniel Wolfe

Reprinted with permission from the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s quarterly magazine, The Brief, Winter 2019 (48:2), at 18-25. ©2019 by the American Bar Association. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

Voir dire presents a critical opportunity to influence the outcome of a trial. Only during voir dire do counsel have the opportunity to listen to the panel members and to identify and remove potentially dangerous jurors.

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