Tagged: jury selection

What is the largest jury pool in history?

At this writing, the answer is 9,000.

The first wave of a 9,000-member jury pool – the largest in U.S. history – appeared in a Colorado courtroom…”

It is for the trial of James Holmes accused of the 2012 attack at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater that left twelve dead and many injured. So far, there have been several  incidences involving potential jurors, and jury selection is expected to last for several months. Continue reading

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Trial Tips for Lawyers by Litigator Mitch Jackson

 

When Litigator Mitch Jackson is not busy trying cases at Jackson & Wilson, he shares helpful tips online including through the “Trial Lawyer Expert” YouTube channel and podcasts on his website. Voted a 2013 California Lawyer of the Year in Litigation, Jackson uses his YouTube channel to “help good attorneys become better trial lawyers.”

A skilled personal injury and wrongful death lawyer from Orange County with nearly 30 years of experience, you will see from the videos below that Jackson genuinely wants to help other trial attorneys with less experience present a better case. For the past two years and counting, Jackson has been taking time to share his trial tips with other lawyers: Continue reading

JuryStar Law Student app teaches voir dire best practices

JuryStar iPad appJuryStar Law Student teaches voir dire best practices in an iPad app.

Spotting the issues in the trial case and generating lines of questioning to explore potential jurors’ attitudes is a skill that requires both training and practice. JuryStar will prepare law students to conduct modern voir dire for the paperless courthouses of the future.

After the release of JuryStar version 2.0, which was a complete rebuild of the app, we re-released our original JuryStar tool as JuryStar Law Student. JuryStar Law Student is currently free Continue reading

The latest update from JuryStar for iPad

JuryStar iPad app“Jury Star 2.0 is head and shoulders above any other app or program for selecting juries. JuryStar is practical, much more flexible and user friendly.” -Lary Sisson, Mimura Law Office

In case you missed it, last month, another major update rolled out for JuryStar.

Here’s a quick rundown on what’s new in our jury selection iPad app. Continue reading

Theme-Based Voir Dire

by Russell S. Humphrey

Don’t Pick a Jury.  Persuade a Jury.

Would you like to win more jury trials? If you are a typical trial attorney in the United States the obvious answer is yes. Of course you would like to win more often. Who wouldn’t? However, the real question is not whether you want to win more, rather, how can you win more? The answer to this question may be simpler than you think. In fact, the answer undoubtedly lies with the twelve strangers you pick to act as trial jurors in your case. The answer to better results lies with the jury. Pick a better jury and get Continue reading