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Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Third Edition

Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Third Edition
Product Code: 5150445
Author: Jeffrey T. Frederick Ph.D.
Publication Date: February 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61632-845-0
Page Count: 589
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Sponsoring Entities: Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Topics: Civil Practice & Procedure, Criminal Law, Trial Advocacy
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About the Book

This much anticipated and expanded Third Edition by one of the nation's most experienced trial consultants goes beyond other books on jury selection and focuses on the skills needed to conduct effective voir dire and jury selection, ultimately improving your chances of a favorable verdict at trial. This valuable guide will help you understand effective voir dire and jury selection strategies and adapt them to the unique circumstances you face in your trial jurisdiction.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the importance of the jurors' backgrounds, experiences, and opinions
  • Good questioning techniques and skills that increase juror candor and honesty
  • Reading jurors' nonverbal behavior
  • Tips for improving your success in group voir dire settings
  • Successfully overcoming common problems encountered during voir dire, including identifying and handling stealth jurors
  • How to develop and use juror questionnaires effectively
  • The impact of the Internet on jury selection and jury trials
  • Overall jury selection strategies
This book is packed with practical advice and supplemented with appendices, including examples of useful voir dire questions for civil and criminal cases. In addition, a companion CD contains more than 130 juror questionnaires used in criminal and civil trials, including questionnaires from Colorado v. Kobe Bryant, In re Exxon Valdez, i4i LP v. Microsoft Corporation, United States v. Zacarious Moussaoui, California v. Scott Peterson, and United States v. Senator Theodore Stevens, among many others.

Testimonials

Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Third Edition is a must have for any attorney facing jury trials. Loaded with insights, real world examples, practical advice, and timely topic areas, e.g., Jurors and the Internet, stealth jurors, and the CSI Effect, among others, it will be a resource that you will go to whenever you prepare for jury selection. The appendices and companion CD are an invaluable resource containing useful voir dire questions in criminal and civil trials along with a vast collection of juror questionnaires. Simply put, you will be better at your craft by reading this book.

Stephen N. Zack, ABA President


In Mastering Voir Dire leading jury expert Jeff Frederick has produced a first rate volume that should be on the desk of every trial lawyer regardless of whether his or her practice is devoted to civil or criminal cases. The book clearly explains the psychological mechanisms that underlie jury behavior and it provides many useful examples on which the practitioner can structure jury questionnaires and voir dire for specific case needs.

Neil Vidmar, Ph.D
Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law, Duke Law School and Professor of Psychology



Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Third Edition is a valuable resource for anyone who faces the elusive task of picking a jury. Dr. Frederick has assembled the perfect combination of jury research, real world examples and practical advice. Topics include jurors and the internet, managing the CSI effect and strategies for understanding nonverbal communication. One of the best features of all is the companion CD containing voir dire questions for criminal and civil trails along with a large collection of juror questionnaires. I'll keep this book in arms reach from now on.

Elizabeth Foley
Founding Partner, Zagnoli McEvoy Foley
President, The American Society of Trial Consultants



"one of the most useful guides to conducting voir dire and jury selection currently available. . . . loaded with real world examples, practical pointers and solutions to the challenges faced in selecting juries today. A must read and continuing resource for all serious trial lawyers."

Morris Dees, Chief Trial Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center


"Once again, Dr. Jeffrey Frederick has offered lawyers a masterful introduction to voir dire and jury selection. He covers virtually everything that a lawyer would want or need to know about selecting a jury. . . . It is, in short, a must for all but the most seasoned and experienced trial lawyers, and even they could learn from it."

Stephen A. Saltzburg, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor, George Washington University Law School


". . . I recommend this book. It may be malpractice not to have it on your shelf."

Robert T. Hall, Esquire, Hall, Sickels, Rostant, Frei & Mims

What People Are Saying

"Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Third Edition is a must have for any attorney facing jury trials. Loaded with insights, real world examples, practical advice, and timely topic areas, e.g., Jurors and the Internet, stealth jurors, and the CSI Effect, among others, it will be a resource that you will go to whenever you prepare for jury selection. The appendices and companion CD are an invaluable resource containing useful voir dire questions in criminal and civil trials along with a vast collection of juror questionnaires. Simply put, you will be better at your craft by reading this book."

-- Stephen N. Zack, President, American Bar Association


"Mastering Voir Dire is one of the most useful guides to conducting voir dire and jury selection currently available. Comprehensive in scope, easily readable, and loaded with real world examples, practical pointers and solutions to the challenges faced in selecting juries today. A must read and continuing resource for all serious trial lawyers."

-- Morris Dees, Chief Trial Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center


"Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, Third Edition is a valuable resource for anyone who faces the elusive task of picking a jury. Dr. Frederick has assembled the perfect combination of jury research, real world examples and practical advice. Topics include jurors and the internet, managing the CSI effect and strategies for understanding nonverbal communication. One of the best features of all is the companion CD containing voir dire questions for criminal and civil trails along with a large collection of juror questionnaires. I'll keep this book in arms reach from now on."

-- Elizabeth Foley, Founding Partner Zagnoli McEvoy Foley, President, The American Society of Trial Consultants


"In Mastering Voir Dire leading jury expert Jeff Frederick has produced a first rate volume that should be on the desk of every trial lawyer regardless of whether his or her practice is devoted to civil or criminal cases. The book clearly explains the psychological mechanisms that underlie jury behavior and it provides many useful examples on which the practitioner can structure jury questionnaires and voir dire for specific case needs."

-- Neil Vidmar, Ph.D., Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law, Duke Law School, Professor of Psychology, and co-author of American Juries: The Verdict (2007)

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