A note to anyone who’s thinking of investing in an extra-large computer monitor to try to read the faces of prospective jurors tiled across the screen “Brady Bunch” style during virtual voir dire: You might not need to shell out for the extra pixels.
Karen Lisko, an in-house trial consultant at Perkins Coie, said Tuesday that most members of the venire in a recently conducted mock civil trial in Maricopa County, Arizona reported that being able to participate and answer questions from the comfort of their own home put them more at ease. “The vast majority said they loved it and felt like they could be more candid,” said Lisko, speaking during a jury selection-themed discussion with Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Chris Whitten presented by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
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