The Right Way To Select The Right Jury

The Litigation Section presents 

The Right Way To Select The Right Jury

Voir Dire in Federal and State Trials, Ethics, and Best Practices

Date  Monday, June 21, 2021 
Program  12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE  1 Hour 


Judge William H. Orrick
Judge, U.S. District Court,
Northern District of California
Judge Harold E. Kahn
Judge, Superior Court,
San Francisco County
Gregory Call
Crowell & Moring LLP
Dr. Alexis Forbes, Ph.D
Senior Trial Consultant,
Bonora Rountree


Mark L. Hejinian
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Warrington Parker
Crowell & Moring LLP

You’ve litigated your case and are on the eve of trial. Now you have to select the people who will decide your client’s case. How do you select your jury? Hear from those with the most experience – knowledgeable judges, a skilled litigator, and an accomplished jury consultant - about the best methods to pick a jury, approaches to avoid, and upcoming changes in state court that will impact how you are able to select your jurors. You’ll also learn about the ethics of jury research in the age of social media and professional networking.



  • Hear from federal and state judges about effective and ineffective voir dire techniques
  • Learn the ethics of jury research, including pitfalls awaiting the unsuspecting attorney
  • Consider the upcoming impact of AB 3070 in California state courts and the impact on striking potential jurors without cause
  • Hear from a juror consultant about the importance of an effective voir dire

Section Chair

Rebecca Bers, San Francisco City Attorney's Office

Event Code: G213106

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6/21/2021 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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