Rahul Ravipudi
Rahul Ravipudi

Fine Tune Your Jury Deselection Strategy

I. PSYCHOLOGY OF DECISION MAKING (10 Minutes)

Overview of key social science concepts to remember for case framing, crafting voir dire questions and developing juror profiles.Topics include defensive attribution, cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias, hindsight bias, fundamental attribution error, and the black sheep effect. 

II. RELEVANT CALIFORNIA LAW / CCP CODES (5 Minutes)

III. JURY DESELECTION TECHNIQUES (30 Minutes)

  • Goals of Voir Dire
  • Identifying Voir Dire Topics
  • Mini Openings
  • Attorney Demeanor and Style
  • Crafting Questionnaires
  • Voir Dire Questions: Judge and Attorney
  • Dealing with Time Constraints
  • Questions / Language to avoid
  • Challenges for Cause
  • Batson Wheeler Challenges
  • Peremptory Challenge Strategy

IV. LIVE JURY SELECTION PREPARATION AND DEMONSTRATION(45 Minutes)

Mock “Day Before” Strategy Session: Rahul will review juror background questionnaires, provide initial ratings and discuss their strategy for questioning.

Mock Voir Dire: Watch a demonstration of mini openings, Rahul’s signature voir dire introduction approach, questioning of mock jurors with real time suggestions/feedback.

Challenges for Cause/Peremptory Demonstration and Interactive Audience Discussion

TLU Live HB Agenda

Pre-Event Party
5/16 — Tues. — 6:00pm

Pre Event Party at the Presidential Suite, Pasea: Drinks, Appetizers, Poker Tournament. Hosted by: Priority LawRank, Smart Advocate

Cabana Pregame Poolside
5/17 — Wedn. — 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Hosted by Nick Coulson and Jose Robles

Jury Duty
5/17 — Wedn. — 8:00am - 5:00pm

You're invited to sit in as a juror and give feedback to presenter

Registration & Opening Pary
5/17 — Wedn. — 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Sponsored by Parris Law Firm, Claggett & Sykes, Priority Responsible Funding, Lee Isaacs Band sponsored by Walker Advertising