July 22, 2019 Articles

Effective Juror Selection Strategies: Part 3

Voir dire is ostensibly for choosing an objective, impartial jury, but nothing could be further from the truth.

By Steven Ginsburg

This is the third in a series of three articles on effective juror selection strategies. The first installment in this series was published in the spring 2018 newsletter from the Section of Litigation’s Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee. The second installment was published in the spring 2018 newsletter from the Section of Litigation’s Business Torts & Unfair Competition Committee.

What strategies are available for jury selection? This article looks at juror stereotypes, when to keep bad jurors, things to avoid on voir dire, and special and sensitive areas of inquiry.

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