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SEVEN BASIC RULES FOR CONDUCTING VOIR DIRE CORRECTLY

SEVEN BASIC RULES FOR CONDUCTING VOIR DIRE CORRECTLY

Conducting a helpful as well as a  meaningful voir dire examination is both an art and a skill. However, however there are some fundamental rules for doing it right. Here are seven basic rules for conducting a good voir dire. 1.  STAY FOCUSED It’s critical that you stay focused on the key issues in your case and  case story you want to communicate. There are a limited number of key issues that you will have time to cover in jury selection….

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EVALUATING OUR PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING JUROR IMPARTIALITY

EVALUATING OUR PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING JUROR IMPARTIALITY

We’re in Arizona enjoying  the sun and I’ve been too lazy to write a blog. But because I’m late in publishing my regular blog, I’m going to share an article I wrote for our state trial judges. I was invited to speak at their convention last Fall and wrote this for the convention. It deals with the Washington State jury selection process and issues involved in it. Perhaps something of interest is in here and I promise to do a…

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CONDUCTING FOCUS GROUP STUDIES CORRECTLY

CONDUCTING FOCUS GROUP STUDIES CORRECTLY

One year ago, in January 2016, I wrote about correctly conducting focus groups. https://plaintifftriallawyertips.com/how-to-do-focus-studies-for-your-cases-correctly I recommended an article from Trial Magazine by attorneys Philip H Miller and Paul J sculptor. Over my fifty years as a trial lawyer I have been involved in many dozens  of focus  studies. I also have  observed focus studies done by others and read articles about focus studies. My experience was a feeling they were not qualified and the writing often inaccurate. When I read the  article, however,…

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