Jury Communications From Voir Dire to Verdict: Best Strategies for Selecting, Instructing, and Persuading Juries
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide personal injury counsel in best strategies for influencing and persuading the jury when communicating with the jury at critical points at trial--from voir dire to jury charges and instructions and verdict forms, all the way preserving error for appeal at each step along the way.
- Voir dire, in person and remote
- Drafting clear jury charges in complex cases
- Crafting the verdict form and when to use special verdicts
- Preserving errors based on jury communications or misconduct
The panel will review these and other pivotal issues:
- What are the key statutes that affect jury selection, charges, and errors?
- Do peremptory challenges still exist?
- How can counsel draft understandable jury instructions?
- Can jurors be told why they are not to consider certain matters?
- When can intermediate jury instructions be used?
- What are the most common flaws in jury decision-making?
Zachary B. Pyers
Mr. Pyers litigates complex commercial, professional liability, tort, and class action matters. He represents clients... | Read More
Mr. Pyers litigates complex commercial, professional liability, tort, and class action matters. He represents clients in commercial disputes, including: breach of contract claims; anti-trust actions; covenants not to compete; and, business torts. In his professional liability practice, Mr. Pyers represents: attorneys; accountants; architects; engineers; surveyors; builders; real estate agents, insurance agents; directors and officers; and, investment advisors in litigation and licensure proceedings. He also counsels several corporate clients on transactional matters.Close
Steven R. Vartazarian, Esq.
The Vartazarian Law Firm
Mr. Vartazarian graduated cum laude from Oklahoma City University and cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He... | Read More
Mr. Vartazarian graduated cum laude from Oklahoma City University and cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), and he serves on the Board of the Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Los Angeles Trial Lawyer’s Charities (LATLC), Brain Society of California, and is a member of the Cowboy Lawyers Association and the Armenian Bar Association.Close