The importance of Jury Selection is frequently overlooked by experienced attorneys when commencing a trial. For the novice attorney, the prospect of selecting a jury can be a daunting undertaking. This CLE program will discuss the rudiments of jury selection beginning with knowing whether the case is ready to proceed, knowing how to go about dealing with your adversary, and knowing what to do and ask when questioning potential jurors.
The program, presented by Edward J. Anthony, an attorney with over thirty years of trial experience, begins with an overview of jury selection in terms of the rules and the items about jurors on which to focus. That overview is followed by sample jury selection questioning from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s points of view in a civil personal injury trial. Finally, there is discussion of ethical considerations concerning jury selection, case preparation, dealing with courts and adversaries, as well as the impact of social media on the process.