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 does one convince a judge to allow the use of juror questionnaires, and how are they best used efficiently and effectively?
- How can employment litigators properly precondition jurors to fundamental themes in their case during voir dire?
Casey S. Erick
Cowles & Thompson
Mr. Erick is a Shareholder and focuses on Commercial Litigation and Employment Law. He has represented clients in... | Read More
Mr. Erick is a Shareholder and focuses on Commercial Litigation and Employment Law. He has represented clients in both litigation and transactional matters that span across commercial law, labor and employment, real estate, consumer protection, and general litigation including, but not limited to breach of contract, corporate trade secret theft, tortious interference, defamation, personal injury, fraud, and various other kinds of civil litigation. He has represented high-profile clients as well as defended against high-profile national and global entities in matters related to commercial litigation, defamation, privacy, negligence, the Stored Communications Act, the Texas Harmful Access by Computer Act, Texas identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.Close
Stephen E. Fox
Mr. Fox leads Sheppard Mullin’s Texas employment law practice. Consistently recognized by peers and clients as a... | Read More
Mr. Fox leads Sheppard Mullin’s Texas employment law practice. Consistently recognized by peers and clients as a “go-to” courtroom advocate, he has been inducted as a Fellow into the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and routinely selected by his peers as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Texas. In 2020, Mr. Fox was selected by Best Lawyers as a Lawyer of the Year in the field of labor/employment litigation, and is one of less than 50 “Hall of Fame” Lawyers selected by D Magazine. He graduated from the University of Virginia’s School of Law and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Fox's litigation and counseling practice is centered around labor/employment and complex business disputes. His business litigation experience includes trying cases involving trade secret theft, restrictive covenant enforcement, breaches of contract and fiduciary duties, business torts (fraud, unfair competition, defamation), and corporate espionage. In the area of labor/employment law, Mr. Fox has significant experience in defending wage and hour class actions, including claims for off-the-clock work, overtime pay, and meal and rest period violations. He has also tried cases involving claims of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, and other classifications, leaves of absence (ADA, FMLA), corporate downsizing, and non-competition violations.Close