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Zoom Voir Dire: Reaching Jurors Across the Remote Divide

Published by Washington State Association for Justice
and Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Learning Objectives
  • Importance of vocal energy, clarity, expressiveness and screen presence
  • Eye contact and mask requirements
  • Connect with a remote audience
  • Create community in the group
  • Challenges--peremptory and for cause






Summary

Courts across the country have embraced the use of Zoom to conduct voir dire in these pandemic times.  Due to high participation rates of prospective jurors, it is likely that some form of remote voir dire may continue even after COVID restrictions are ended.

Karen Koehler will share what she learned trying a product liability case recently where the jury was selected remotely.  She and Judy Shahn, drama and speech coach, have teamed up to explore how to better communicate with participants over live video communication processes.  Their presentation will cover:

  • Tracking the jurors
  • Ensuring your personality comes through with vocal energy, clarity, expressiveness, and screen presence
  • Eye contact challenges
  • When masks are required
  • Connecting with a remote audience
  • Creating community within the group
  •  Challenges for cause
  • Peremptory challenges

Presenters
Karen K. Koehler
Partner - Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore

Karen Koehler aka The Velvet Hammer™ practices plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death law with Stritmatter Kessler... Read More

Judith Shahn

Judith Shahn is an internationally know Voice Specialist and Communications Consultant. Her background in the theatre as a... Read More


Program Agenda
5 Minutes - Introduction
60 Minutes - Presentation
10 Minutes - Live Q&A with the Speaker

How To Attend
Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register and again the day before the webinar.

Credit
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). Registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant attending the live program at their own computer and phone.

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