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Jury Selection in Illinois: Trust Your Gut. Sometimes. Well, Maybe Not.


Created on May 05, 2017




Jury selection can be an intimidating process. The members of the jury will decide the fate of a case that an attorney has been working on for years. While the time-honored adage, "You just never know what any jury will do on any given day" still applies, this presentation is intended to provide some insight into the process of trying to pick a jury that can be trusted.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Comprehend the nuances of Illinois Jury Selection Law
  2. Understand motions in limine regarding jury selection
  3. Review how to conduct grassroots demographic research and jury research in the age of social media – the rules to be followed, and techniques to be used

  4. Review whether you can you really learn all that you need to know from voir dire, and when to trust your instincts

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