Jury Selection in Employment Litigation: Preparing for Voir Dire, Identifying Bias, Leveraging Strikes
A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive 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?
Rager & Yoon
Mr. Rager is committed to holding entities accountable for their actions. By doing so, it discourages future bad... | Read More
Mr. Rager is committed to holding entities accountable for their actions. By doing so, it discourages future bad actions, resulting in further litigation, and burdening society as a whole. Mr. Rager’s trial record against the largest corporations and insurance companies speaks for itself. He recently prevailed in his last jury trial in September 2021 against healthcare giant, Kaiser Permanente.Close
Rachel Powitzky Steely
Foley & Lardner
Ms. Steely is a leading female trial lawyer in Texas. She has been recognized as one of the top 50 female lawyers in... | Read More
Ms. Steely is a leading female trial lawyer in Texas. She has been recognized as one of the top 50 female lawyers in Texas, selected as a Houston elite 100 lawyer and was named a top 20 female trial lawyer by Texas Lawyer Magazine, the only trade secret/employment attorney to receive the honor. Ms. Steely's trial experience includes employment, commercial, corporate and insurance matters. She has won multi-million dollar verdicts and defended companies against claims exceeding 100 million dollars.
Ms. Steely is regularly recognized by Best Lawyers and Chambers and has been a Texas Super Lawyer for almost twenty years. She was named as Houston Business Journal's Outstanding Business Leader in Professional Services and selected for Who's Who in Energy. She is a former student investigator for the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and is Board Certified, Labor & Employment Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Close