Jury Selection in Employment Litigation: Preparing for Voir Dire, Identifying Bias, Leveraging Strikes
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
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.
- 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 of social media in jury selection
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?
Gayla C. Crain
Gray Reed & McGraw
Ms. Crain represents clients in all areas of labor and employment law. She counsels and represents public employers and... | Read More
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.Close
Jonathan E. Clark, Esq.
Mr. Clark has litigated on behalf of employers in both state and federal court, and in jurisdictions across the... | Read More
Mr. Clark has litigated on behalf of employers in both state and federal court, and in jurisdictions across the country. His representation has included both single-plaintiff and class-action cases. Additionally, Mr. Clark has achieved positive results for clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings. He also counsels employers in such crucial areas as employee-handbook development and workplace policies and procedures, and he has overseen internal workplace investigations.Close
Emily McDonald, Ph.D.
Bloom Strategic Consulting
Dr. McDonald uses social science to identify the factors that effect and influence juror decision-making in the... | Read More
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.Close