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 jury selection. The panel will offer tips for using social media and questionnaires, weeding out jurors, dealing with tainted jurors, 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 social media in jury selection
The panel will review these and other high priority 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 fundamental themes in their case during voir dire?
Jonathan E. Clark
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
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
Harry D. Jones
For over 25 years, Mr. Jones has advised and defended employers, including in dozens of jury trials. He also... | Read More
For over 25 years, Mr. Jones has advised and defended employers, including in dozens of jury trials. He also provides day-to-day advice to human resources professionals on hiring, training, pay, discipline and termination, including a specialty in dealing with complex c-suite misconduct issues. Mr. Jones has led the national class action defense of wage and hour cases; and has aggressively protected business interests from unfair competition.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