Alicia Gurries of the Global Insurance Department presents this Strafford Publications webinar with Interactive Q&A. This CLE webinar will provide insurance litigators with key techniques for selecting jurors in coverage and bad faith claims. The panel will offer specific tips for using social media and questionnaires, weeding out jurors, dealing with tainted jury panels, and avoiding common mistakes during voir dire.
Strategic jury selection is a key element in the outcome of trials in coverage and bad faith insurance claims. Prospective jurors usually have strong values and preconceived ideas regarding insurance companies, often based on their own experiences. Counsel representing insurers must elicit information from potential jurors on their experiences with insurance claims.
Counsel representing policyholders will need to explore juror potential bias against his or her client while simultaneously taking advantage of preconditioned negative view of insurance companies. Voir dire can be used by both sides in explaining and simplifying concepts in the underlying insurance policy.
Social media is a powerful tool for investigating and selecting optimal jurors. However, counsel must keep in mind the ethical boundaries in using social media to review the backgrounds of jury pool members.
Listen as the authoritative panel of insurance litigators discusses key techniques in preparing for voir dire, eliciting potential biases among prospective jurors, and selecting a jury that will be most open to support your clients’ position.
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