Screening the Jury Pool

Take control by using online resources to gather information about potential jurors – without getting trapped by ethical pitfalls.

September 1, 2016

Having strangers decide your client’s fate is nerve-wracking. Many jurors may not reveal their personal experiences and biases during voir dire, and focus groups and studies have shown that people’s implicit biases can impact their pre-deliberation verdict preferences. Gather as much information as you can about the potential jury pool to get a step ahead. 

Reprinted with permission of Trial (September 2016) Copyright © 2016 American Association for Justice, Formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®) www.justice.org/publications

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