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?
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
Tyler M. Paetkau
Mr. Paetkau has represented employers in labor and employment law matters for more than 25 years. He has handled... | Read More
Mr. Paetkau has represented employers in labor and employment law matters for more than 25 years. He has handled numerous litigation cases and has extensive employment counseling experience. Mr. Paetkau’s areas of practice include defending employers against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, defamation, wage and hour violations, unpaid commissions, collective and class actions, and unfair labor practice charges. He also represents employers in litigation involving unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and employee mobility issues. Additionally, Mr. Paetkau has extensive experience representing employers in union-management labor relations matters, including union organizing campaigns, strikes, and collective bargaining negotiations.Close
Steven J. Pearlman
Mr. Pearlman is Co-Head of the firm's Whistleblowing and Retaliation Group and focuses on defending complex... | Read More
Mr. Pearlman is Co-Head of the firm's Whistleblowing and Retaliation Group and focuses on defending complex employment litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour laws; breach of contract; and restrictive covenants. A sought-after commentator on a range of legal issues, Mr. Pearlman has presented alongside the Solicitor of the DOL, appeared on Bloomberg News, and is regularly quoted in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal.Close