Gathering Information to Make a Decision about a Juror: Trial, Jury Selection: Trial Skills, Jury Selection
How to get people to own up to potential biases; use an indirect approach; find out their "feelings and experiences;" blunt the natural t..
Dealing with Issues You Know You Have to Face: Trial Skills, Jury Selection
For Plaintiffs, how to deal with the burden of proof; for Defendants,
convincing the jurors to keep an open mind until they hear all of the
Dealing with Juror Experience on Case-specific Issues: Trial Skills, Jury Selection
Trying to lead a juror down the path to a for-cause challenge; the danger of going too far
Getting Them Talking
Picking a Topic People Don't Mind Talking About: Trial Skills, Jury Selection
Uses example of describing a person each juror truly admires, and then shows how to follow up to gain insight into the prospective juror
Special Knowledge & Attitudes
Assessing Possible Problems with a Juror: Trial, Jury Selection: Trial Skills, Jury Selection
Determine how much or how little knowledge the potential juror has on issues in your case; can the juror defer t..