National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Voir Dire: Juror Elimination

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It’s true what people say: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. For this and other reasons, jury selection is arguably the most important part of the trial—though, as NITA NextGen 2018 faculty Nicholas Williams cautions, the net outcome is not so much about selection as deselection. Learn the finer points of this crucial first step of trial by jury by joining Nicholas for Voir Dire: Juror Elimination, NITA’s free, one-hour webcast from studio71. Among the topics he will cover are how to present a favorable view of yourself and your client’s case, distinguish the qualities that suggest where jurors’ sympathies may lie, optimize prospective jurors to be receptive to your side, rehabilitate a juror after an admission, and choose the appropriate jurors to strike from consideration. You’ll also learn about the differing schools of thought on indoctrinating the jury with your legal theory and theme.

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Nicholas R. Williams

St. Louis, MO

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