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

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, July 19, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, June 30, 2017


This CLE webinar will provide employment litigators with strategic techniques for effective jury selection. The panel will offer tips for using social media and questionnaires, weeding out jurors, dealing with tainted panels, and avoiding common mistakes during voir dire.

Description

Strategic jury selection is a key element in the outcome of trials on employment claims. Prospective jurors in employment cases 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’ attitude towards employers, employment litigators can develop insights into potential jurors and weed out those they don’t want on the jury at trial.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses key techniques in preparing for voir dire, eliciting potential biases among prospective jurors, and selecting a jury that will be most open to support your clients’ position.

Outline

  1. Use of themes in jury selection
  2. Effective questioning to determine biases and identify who to strike
  3. Use of juror questionnaires
  4. Dealing with a tainted jury panel
  5. Pros and cons of using of social media in jury selection

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What techniques can employment litigators use to increase the relatability of an employer by potential jurors during jury selection?
  • What types of open-ended questions elicit biases of potential jurors?
  • How can employment litigators precondition jurors to key themes in their case during voir dire?

Faculty

Gayla C. Crain, Of Counsel
Gray Reed & McGraw, Dallas

Ms. Crain represents clients in all areas of labor and employment law. She counsels and represents public employers and private companies in a diverse range of industries. Her extensive experience before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration tribunals includes complex employment and business litigation disputes.

Stephen E. Fox, Shareholder
Polsinelli, Dallas

Mr. Fox has spent more than 25 years in boardrooms and courtrooms acting as a trusted advisor to and litigation advocate for clients—from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurs—in complicated and often high-profile business and employment disputes. His ability to synthesize complex facts and arguments into understandable and memorable pieces of information makes him a compelling courtroom advocate, as well as a frequent resource to print, broadcast and radio media. 

Emily McDonald, Ph.D., Litigation Consultant
Bloom Strategic Consulting, Dallas

Dr. McDonald uses social science to identify the factors that effect and influence juror decision-making in the courtroom. She has critically analyzed data produced in over 100 mock jury studies conducted nationwide and translates the findings revealed in each jury study to offer insight and understanding to counsel about the way trial jurors will likely view the case. Dr. McDonald provides strategic implications and recommendations to refine and effectively communicate case strategy and key case concepts.


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Customer Reviews

A very good nuts and bolts program on what to do in this area.

Carol Babbitt

The Law Office of Carol Coplan Babbitt

I really liked the examples and the slides were very helpful and made following along very easy

Rita Diaz

Hahn & Hahn

Good breadth of information.

David Leishman

Lockridge Grindal Nauen

I enjoyed the practical tips and take aways.

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All the speakers seemed extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter. Overall a very good seminar.

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Employment & ERISA Advisory Board

Susan E. Bernstein

Special Counsel

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Judith (Jude) Biggs

Partner

Holland & Hart

Joshua Davis

Director

Goulston & Storrs

Barbara E. Hoey

Partner

Kelley Drye

Jeffrey Hollingsworth

Partner

Perkins Coie

Diana L. Hoover

Partner

Hoover Kernell

Paul J. Kennedy

Shareholder

Littler Mendelson

Marcia Nelson Jackson

Partner

Wick Phillips

William C. Martucci

Partner

Shook Hardy & Bacon

Laura Foote Reiff

Shareholder

Greenberg Traurig

Eugene Scalia

Partner

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Peter Steinmeyer

Member

Epstein Becker & Green

Teresa R. Tracy

Partner

Freeman Freeman Smiley

Todd D. Wozniak

Shareholder

Greenberg Traurig

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