Jury Selection in Employment Litigation: Preparing for Voir Dire, Identifying Bias, Leveraging Strikes
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course 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?
Lawrance Bohm, Esq.
Principal, Lead Trial Attorney
Bohm Law Group
Mr. Bohm established the firm to pursue trial litigation with a focus on labor and employment disputes. Since 2005, Mr.... | Read More
Mr. Bohm established the firm to pursue trial litigation with a focus on labor and employment disputes. Since 2005, Mr. Bohm has assisted workers in a variety of workplace disputes including: wrongful termination, harassment, severance negotiation, breach of contract, discrimination, disability accommodation, wage and hour disputes and more. Mr. Bohm also represents clients in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and other personal injury matters, including elder abuse and neglect. Examples of Mr. Bohm’s employment clients include managers, corporate executives (CEO, CFO, COO, etc.), former medical directors, attorneys, supervisors, drivers, sales executives, nurses, laborers, retail employees, domestic employees and many more California workers. He is also an instructor in the Tulane University Law Boot Camp program.Close
Harry D. Jones
For three decades, Mr. Jones has advised and defended employers and has led more than 80 high-profile investigations on... | Read More
For three decades, Mr. Jones has advised and defended employers and has led more than 80 high-profile investigations on behalf of school districts, cities, colleges and private institutions. Additionally, he 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. He frequently works with payment processing companies, financial services companies, healthcare institutions, educational institutions, construction companies, transportation companies, property management companies, and energy companies. Mr. Jones has handled dozens of disputes before the National Labor Review Board and the Department of Labor. With a national and international focus in his practice, he guides general counsel and HR departments through 50-state and complex cross-border issues, particularly in Europe, Africa and Latin America.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