Harry & Claire Plotkin

Breakout Group

Friday Morning

Harry & Claire Plotkin

“Next Level Jury Selection… with Mock Jurors”

  • “The Usual Suspects”: Learning and diagnosing the juror personality types Understanding jury psychology and how jurors make decisions
    • What kinds of baggage make jurors right or wrong for your case
    • The 12 juror personality types and what makes them right or wrong for your case
    • How to diagnose your jurors’ personality types
    • Interactive “quiz” using actual trial/juror examples for participants to test their jury selection skills
  • “Voir Dire Workshop:  Liability” (live mock jurors)
    • Case fact overview (a pre-assigned fact pattern incorporating personal injury, product liability, and premises liability elements)
    • One lawyer will get 5 minutes to present a live mini-opening statement to mock jurors
    • 8 lawyers conduct 5 min. of voir dire (each on a different assigned subject) to the mock jury panel
    • Harry & Claire provide feedback and coaching based on participants’ voir dire
  • “Voir Dire Workshop:  Damages” (with mock jurors) 
    • 8 lawyers will conduct 5 minutes of voir dire (on damages) with the mock jury panel
    • Harry & Claire give feedback and coaching based on participants’ voir dire execution
  • Jury Selection
    • Group discussion:  which jurors would you have kept or struck?
    • Q&A from lawyers on voir dire & jury selection