Voir Dire Tips For Preserving Defense-Friendly Jurors

Law360 (May 14, 2020, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Within the last few months, we've seen a handful of hung juries, including in one of the sexual harassment trials of billionaire Alki David, on the most serious charge against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and in patent infringement claims against the monolithic energy company Halliburton. When it comes to jury selection, unpopular defendants frequently see few friendly faces in the jury pool. Yet, in many instances, even just a handful of favorable jurors can make all the difference.

This is why it is imperative for counsel to make every attempt to preserve jurors whose opinions fall in the minority. And...

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