The forensic psychologists at Magnus Research Consultants have assisted attorneys in selecting juries throughout the United States. Although the attorneys with whom we work are among the finest in the country, we regularly observe them making mistakes in jury selection. Dr. Melissa Pigott, Magnus’ Director of Research, published an article in The Practical Litigator called “Twenty-Five Mistakes Attorneys Make in Voir Dire.” This article details these common mistakes, then provides the reason why a given action or omission constitutes a mistake. The purpose of the article was to educate litigators of ways to avoid common pitfalls in voir dire as well as to make the process more efficient and informative.
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