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Juror Research, Voie Dire and Jury Selection: A Paralegal's Guide

  • 05/17/2017
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Audio Webinar

Program Description

Successfully Assist Throughout the Jury Selection Process

Voir dire and jury selection are essential to a successful trial - and the assistance of an insightful paralegal can make a world of difference. This practical course will walk you through effective ways to handle the logistics of jury selection, develop questions, and properly read and interpret juror reactions. Refine your skills and reinforce your importance to your firm - register today!

  • Learn how to identify crucial factors that attribute to a favorable (or less favorable) juror.
  • Hone your investigative skills for uncovering valuable biographical information on jurors.
  • Discuss resourceful jury selection tools that will be an invaluable asset to your trial team.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course is designed to teach attendees useful tips and the latest best practices for juror research, voir dire and jury selection. Those who should attend include:

  • Paralegals
  • Legal Technicians
  • Legal Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff

Course Content

  • Jury Selection Process, Rules and FAQs
  • Handling the Logistics of Jury Selection
  • "Predictors" of Jurors and Developing Juror Profiles
  • Investigating Jurors: Court Lists/Biographical Data, Social Media and Other Resources
  • Juror Questionnaires and Drafting Voir Dire Questions
  • Developing a Strategy for Eliciting Strike for Cause and Biases
  • Showing Your Value: Creative Voir Dire/Jury Selection Tips for Your Attorney
  • Reading Jurors, Interpreting Reactions and Observing Opposing Counsel
  • Note Taking Best Practices; Tracking Jurors and Challenges
  • Tools to Assist with Jury Selection

Continuing Education Credits


California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 1.00

DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 1.00

Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 1.00

Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 1.00

Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 1.00

National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 1.00

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 1.00

North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 1.00

Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 1.00

Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 1.00

TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 1.00 *

Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 1.00

* denotes specialty credits

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Washington State Paralegal Association
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530
info@wspaonline.org 

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