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Voir dire — the ability to question the jury, decide whom you like, and use peremptory challenges or challenges for cause to structure the jury you need to win the case — is one of the most important parts of trial practice. Conducting voir dire the “right” way is critical to ultimately winning your case. Doing it “right,” however, is not as hard as you think. There are several things that you can do to substantially increase the quality of your jury selection.

1. Look Presentable

This sounds silly, but I can’t tell you how many cases I try where I see lawyers — either in the hallway or representing my opponent — who don’t understand this simple rule. From the time the jury venire walks into the courtroom, they are watching everything you do and say.

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