Voir Dire and Opening Statements
Selecting the Right Jury and Setting the Framework for the Case
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide litigators with key tools for preparing voir dire and opening statements. The panel will offer specific techniques for using questionnaires, weeding out jurors, dealing with tainted jury panels, using graphics, reducing the impact of the opposing side, and avoiding common mistakes.
- Voir dire strategies and techniques
- Tainted jury panel
- Use of a questionnaire
- Weeding out jurors
- Obtaining adequate time to conduct meaningful examinations
- Using focus jury data in voir dire
- Two radically different approaches to voir dire
- Opening statement: preparation and components
- Telling a story
- Use of graphics
- Taking the sting out of the opposing side versus the devastating power of early admissions
- Avoiding exaggerations and misrepresentations
- Using focus jury data in opening argument
- Know the judge
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are key strategies in preparing opening statements?
- What are the best practices in conducting voir dire?
- How can the litigator best use the opening statement to take the sting out of the opposing side's case?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Browne George Ross
He regularly litigates in both state and federal court. He has successfully defended his verdicts on appeal and has... | Read More
He regularly litigates in both state and federal court. He has successfully defended his verdicts on appeal and has procured several landmark appellate decisions. He has tried in excess of 60 business cases, winning over 90% of them. He is a published author and speaker on a variety of litigation topics.Close
Snell & Wilmer
His national litigation practice focuses on complex business litigation and product liability tort litigation,... | Read More
His national litigation practice focuses on complex business litigation and product liability tort litigation, particularly regional and national "pattern" litigation. He represents major corporate defendants as regional and national trial counsel with extensive jury trial experience in numerous federal and state courts around the country.Close
George P. Young
Haynes and Boone
He has an extensive and diverse litigation practice for more than 28 years. He represents clients in the full range of... | Read More
He has an extensive and diverse litigation practice for more than 28 years. He represents clients in the full range of business litigation, and has significant experience in the areas of oil and gas, fiduciary duty, intellectual property, insurance and securities litigation. He argued to the U.S. Supreme Court a landmark case on ERISA preemption and HMO liability.Close