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Better Voir Dire with Amy Pardieck, Eric Oliver, Artemis Malekpour & David Ball

April 14 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT

Amy Pardieck, Eric Oliver, Artemis Malekpour, David Ball return to their popular TLU programs to answer your questions about voir dire. Send questions in advance by April 9th to, but there’ll be some time for live questions during webinar. Ask anything related to voir dire. You’re not limited to these suggestions:

Purposes of voir dire
Blunders and dangers
Group dynamics
Creating a cohesive jury
Educating, “conditioning,” or unifying the jury
Analyzing, using juror answers
Use of strikes
Juror’s tone, demeanor, etc.
Evaluating answers
Pursuing cause dismissals
Demographics and selection
Counsel conduct, tone, demeanor, appearance in voir dire

Written questionnaires
Internet/social media sources
Get jurors talking
Using the group
Creating jury cohesion
Jury bias questioning
Judge’s concerns (time, small venire, etc.)
Observing prospective jurors
Self-training for better juror evaluator
Who conducts voir dire?
Your tone, demeanor, appearance

Social/political climate and voir dire
Local conditions, culture, concerns, attitudes
State or national social/political/economic/cultural conditions
Stranger Danger

How to Ask voir dire questions
How to follow up
What to Ask about nature or topics of the case
-attitudes about lawyer, experts, plaintiffs, , corporations, government
-safety regulations involved in the case
-standards, rules, expectations related to the case
-attitudes towards damages elements
Jury instructions, verdict issues, law questions
Attitudes about responsibility
Personal characteristics that can affect decision-making in the case
Leader characteristics

Seeking cause dismissal
Rehabilitation by judge, O.C. (“You can be fair, can’t you?)
Spotting biases
Getting jurors to admit socially negative attitudes
Life experiences related to decision-making
Attitude strength
Favorable juror characteristics
Dangerous juror characteristics

“Poisoning” the venire
Inoculation against upcoming poison questions from the defense
Improvements to request: more time, topic leeway, number of jurors questioned at once, striking only after all jurors are questioned, etc.)


April 14
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT