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Some Thoughts on Jury Selection

October 15, 2007
Given the vitally important role of the jury in the trial of civil cases, defense counsel must know the parameters of proper jury selection in order to (1) "deselect" those jurors who may be predisposed toward liability or large damage awards; (2) educate the jury on what is expected of them; (3) condition potential jurors to the defense perspective; and (4) negate inferences on liability and damages raised by the plaintiff.