Jury selection shouldn’t be trial and error
After all the time, energy, and expense that goes into a trial, the verdict rests in the hands of the 12 people sitting in the jury box. How do you select, connect with, and ultimately convince the 12 people who will decide your client's fate?
Wisconsin Jury Symposium 2016 shares the secrets of successful voir dire, effective trial prep, and skilled rapport building with a varied jury.
Juries are the great unknown in a trial scenario. You can never be certain what they may think of a particular witness or how they’ll react to a crucial piece of evidence. Conducting a focus group helps you pinpoint the language, themes, evidence, and witness statements that are most likely to resonate with or repel jurors. Learn how to run a focus group and how best to incorporate the results into your pre-trial preparation.
Voir dire with a velvet touch
Special guest presenter Karen Koehler will share her secrets for instantly connecting with potential jurors, building credibility, and listening effectively. Nicknamed “The Velvet Hammer™” by some of her adversaries, Karen is known for her creativity, tenacity, and trial skills. She is listed as a Top 10 Super Lawyer in Washington State, only the second woman in the state recognized as such.
In addition, take your voir dire to the next level by understanding its true objective. See it as both an art and a science and get tips for mastering both aspects. You’ll also discover the most important things you need to learn during the voir dire process.
Top jury tips on trial
Round out your jury experience with additional guidance on:
- Relating and presenting to multi-generational juries
- Knowing the differences between federal and state court advocacy
- Exploring the boundaries of discretionary rulings
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the courtroom, make your next jury selection your best yet with help from Wisconsin Jury Symposium 2016.