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Speaker, "Jury Selection in Employment Litigation: Preparing for Voir Dire, Identifying Bias, Leveraging Strikes," Strafford

 
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Tyler Paetkau will present "Jury Selection in Employment Litigation: Preparing for Voir Dire, Identifying Bias, Leveraging Strikes," at Strafford on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Strategic jury selection is a critical element in the outcome of trials on employment claims. Prospective jurors in employment litigation usually have strong values and preconceived ideas based on their own experiences regarding the employer-employee relationship. These beliefs may impact how a juror views a case.

By using tested jury selection techniques, including questions designed to elicit jurors' attitudes towards employers, employment litigators can develop insights into potential jurors and weed out those they don't want on the jury at trial.

The panel discusses successful techniques in preparing for voir dire, eliciting potential biases among prospective jurors, and selecting a jury that will be most open to supporting your clients' position.

Key topics include:

  • Use of themes in jury selection
  • Effective questioning to determine biases and identify who to strike
  • Use of juror questionnaires
  • Dealing with a tainted jury panel
  • Pros and cons of using social media in jury selection

For more information, visit the event website.

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