5 Lessons From Inside the Jury Pool

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Have you ever watched a sport¬ing event and thought you could do a better job than the referees? That’s a little bit what it’s like to be a litigator called for jury duty, as I was recently. The experience taught me several valuable les¬sons about what folks are feeling and thinking as they go through the jury selection process.

In Travis County, most of the impanelling process occurs online, and it happens weeks before a prospective juror shows up in court. I filled out an online questionnaire and identified the few dates when I absolutely could not be available for service.

Originally published in Texas Lawyer on March 24, 2014.

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Topics:  Jury Selection, Voir Dire

Published In: Criminal Law Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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