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Secrets to Selecting a Jury in a Personal Injury Case: A Plaintiff's Perspective (Update)

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Produced on October 03, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Personal Injury and Negligence Litigation

Course Description

Tune in for an excellent introduction to the proper selection of a jury in a personal injury case. In this update to Mr. Schnurman’s original course, Alan Schnurman and Clifford Tucker reveal the secrets to selecting the best jury for your client.  

Here, they discuss the art of the jury selection process for a plaintiff's side attorney and review some of the most important aspects, including the type of case, the venue, and demographics. Dig deep into the process of selecting a jury with this must-watch program for any personal injury attorney!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine the best jurors for your client a personal injury case
  2. Identify the typical questions the reveal the biases of potential jurors
  3. Address the issue of objections by opposing counsel
  4. Prepare for jury selection
  5. Avoid common mistakes when selecting your jury

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Alan J. Schnurman

Zalman & Schnurman

Alan Schnurman is a senior partner in the Wall Street law firm of Zalman & Schnurman. He has been a practicing attorney since 1972 and is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Southern District of New York (1974) and the United States Supreme Court (1976).

He is the founding host of LAWLINE, a television program focusing on legal news and trends that has aired in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for 18 years. Mr. Schnurman is currently Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a former President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of the City of New York. He was Chairperson of the 1999 New York State Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Convention, and is chairperson of the annual lecture series "Marketing: The Business of Law", New York State Trial Lawyers. Mr. Schnurman is highly regarded among his peers throughout the legal profession for his creative approach to legal issues.

Through his law firm, Zalman & Schnurman, whose practice is limited to personal injury and insurance law, he has won handsome financial awards on behalf of his clients. Because of his highly successful practice and landmark decisions, he is a frequent guest lecturer and has appeared on a number of radio and television shows, and has been quoted in many newspaper articles. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Schnurman has served on a number of local and state panels. Just to name a few, he has been a member of the following: Judicial Screening panel (Democratic Party-New York County) Advisory Committee on Tort Litigation, New York County NYS Office of Court Administration Jury Project Implementation Committee Chair, Judicial Screening Panel for New York and Kings Counties, New York State Trial Lawyers Assoc. Judiciary/Trial Lawyers Joint Committee Office of Court Administration Chair, Committee on Advertising and Unauthorized Practice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association Mr. Schnurman is married to Judy Stein and has two children, Michele and David.

Alan Schnurman has practiced in the field of personal injury for 37 years. He has given CLE seminars at the New York State Bar Association and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has been written about in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NY Post, and USA Today. He has been featured on CNN, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.

Clifford Tucker

Fisher Injury Lawyers

Clifford Tucker represents people and their families who have been hurt or experienced a death by negligence or wrongdoing. He researches the law, gathers evidence, collaborates with experts, and goes to court. He builds cases showing how the law was broken and how much damage was suffered. He works closely with clients and their families to build trust and guide them through their cases.

Clifford Tucker is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey State Courts and in the Eastern District of New York. He was born, raised, and educated in New York. He graduated cum laude and with honors from Brooklyn Law School. He has lectured to law students on representing injured people and has led discussions on civil rights at the National Association of Social Workers. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Clifford Tucker was selected to the Super Lawyers 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars list.

As an undergraduate at Binghamton University, Clifford Tucker earned several awards in policy debate and helped his college to a First Place Ranking for both the National Debate Tournament and Cross Examination Debate Association. After college, Clifford Tucker became an investigator for the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board where he investigated allegations of police misconduct. In that position, he interviewed approximately 200 police officers of various rank and approximately 100 civilians, conducted field investigations, and provided reports as to his findings.


William D.

The interviewer did a good job of keeping things on track.

sandra k.

great speaker, loved this

Richard M.

very good insights, gleaned over many years of experience; some very good tips

Julie A. B.

Helpful introduction to the proper selection of a jury in a personal injury case.

Daria T.

Alan is the BEST, Bar None, would like more Alan classes. Thank you.

Donna A.

good course

Danielle M.

I liked the literal examples, and actual sample jury selection questions given by the trial attorney

Lisa O.

Interesting and full of wonderful insights

Jason K.


Edward P.

This was the best course on jury selection that I have ever taken, and I have taken quite a few courses on jury selection.

Georgian P.

Excellent presentation! Really enjoyed listening to these two professionals! Great information! Interesting perspective from each Speaker. Look forward to taking more of their courses!

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