National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Bias in the Courtroom: What and Why / See It and Address It

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Trial lawyers cannot ignore implicit bias; this is not news. Classic jury practice tallies people by presumed predilections (e.g., race, gender), and strikes the mystery person whose fair-mindedness is doubted.  But new neuroscience work shows how bias is everywhere. What bias triggers exist in your case?  Are you equipped to see bias in your witness work  direct and cross?  Do your own presumptions actually exclude some of your most favorable jurors? And more. We look at the “what’s” and “why’s.” Then we focus on seeing implicit bias. And defusing it.

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