Using Personality Theory to Improve Juror Evaluation in Voir Dire

Trial lawyers are consistently tasked with building the best potential jury during voir dire.  While they are typically adept at the voir dire fact-gather process to ferret out bias, many trial attorneys I have spoken with consistently struggle with evaluating potential jurors that lack such factual bias.  It can certainly be difficult to assess how someone thinks and how they will relate to other jurors, particularly in the typically frenetic voir dire settings.  However, clinical psychology can provide attorneys helpful guidance in making quick, insightful voir dire juror assessments even where no factual bias is uncovered.

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