Monthly Archives // October 2013
Ask Amy – What are your thoughts on how trial attorneys approaching jury selection in terms of demeanor, tone of questioning, etc.?
A friend recently performed an effective voir dire in a serious murder case. She was described as being like a “talk show host” (in the best sense of those words) in terms of creating a forum for honest, gentle exchanges with [...]
By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet It is becoming widely apparent that on social networking sites, people are open to sharing unguarded thoughts, attitudes and sentiment about any given topic. It is almost as if social media [...]
The main issue in cases involving soft tissue injuries for plaintiffs is the question of permanency. It becomes a stumbling block because jurors are suspicious of these types of injuries and many have soft tissue injuries themselves. The strategy is [...]
By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet In last week’s article (More can be Revealed: The Benefit of Follow-up Questions in Voir Dire. October 15, 2013), we described sample follow up questions to be used in voir dire [...]
Effective voir dire is about open ended questions to get to know the person and create a conversation. There is a balance in trial between opening and closing statements, direct and cross examinations of your expert, and finally, voir [...]
By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet Voir dire, or jury selection, is one of the most important parts of a trial. It requires careful, well-planned questioning. However, there are more factors to consider for voir dire than [...]