The Litigation Psychology Podcast #39 - Voir Dire
Jury selection considerations in a post-Covid world
Demographics (age, gender, political affiliation, occupation, etc.) are not predictive of juror behavior and decision-making. Instead, juror attitudes, beliefs, experiences, and personality traits are what most influence how jurors will evaluate a case. Understanding these deeper characteristics requires a different, more scientific approach to voir dire, particularly with jurors you will encounter post-Covid-19. Watch the podcast to understand why demographics aren't predictive, how jurors actually make decisions, and what changes you should implement in voir dire to select the best jurors for your case.