Zachary B. Pyers, Esq. is a partner in the Columbus, Ohio, office of Reminger Co., L.P.A., and is licensed to practice in Ohio, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. His practice focuses on civil litigation, including complex litigation, corporate and commercial litigation, professional liability, and general liability. He is an adjunct professor at Capital University Law School, where he teaches courses in Depositions, E-Discovery, Expert Witnesses and the school’s Mock Trial Competition team. Mr. Pyers earned his LL.M. degree, in business, at Capital University Law School. He earned his B.B.A. degree from Ohio University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Capital University Law School. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, is an Associate Fellow to the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Fellow to the American Bar Foundation.
Jury Selection: Advanced Techniques [2019 Edition]
CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)
Jury Selection is a key component in any trial. The Jury Selection process is the one opportunity that a lawyer has to talk to and receive direct feedback from with jurors. The Voir Dire process can make or break the entire trial. This course will focus on strategy and techniques for selecting a jury, putting your best foot forward in the process and ensuring you do so in an appropriate manner.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Preparing for jury selection
• Asking the right questions during the selection process
• Choosing the best jury possible for your case
Date / Time: January 23, 2020
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
Choose a format:
• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
myLawCLE seeks accreditation for all programs in all states. (Accreditation for paralegals sought thru NALA and NFPA paralegal associations.) Each attending attorney/paralegal will receive a certificate of completion following the close of the CLE program as proof of attendance. In required states, myLawCLE records attorney/paralegals attendance, in all other states attorney/paralegal is provided with the approved CLE certificate to submit to their state bar or governing association.
- Automatic MCLE Approvals
All myLawCLE CLE programs are accredited automatically either directly or via reciprocity in the following states: AK, AR, CA, CT, FL, HI, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, NJ, NY, WV, and VT. (AZ does not approve CLE programs, but accepts our certificates for CLE credit.)
- Live Video Broadcasts
Live video broadcasts are new live CLE programs being streamed and recorded for the first time. All of these programs qualify for “Live” CLE credit in all states except NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, and LA —these states require in-person attendance to qualify for “Live” CLE credit.
- “Live” Re-Broadcasts
“Live” Re-broadcasts are replays of previous recorded CLE programs, set on a specific date and time and where the original presenting speakers calls in live at the end of the event to answer questions. This “live” element allows for “live” Re-broadcast CLEs to qualify for “Live” CLE credits in most states. [The following states DO NOT allow for “live” CLE credits on re-broadcast CLEs: NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, and LA]
Many states allow for credit to be granted on a 1:1 reciprocal basis for courses approved in another mandatory CLE jurisdiction state. This is known as a reciprocity provision and includes the following states: AK, AR, HI, CT, FL, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, VT, NJ, NY, and WV. myLawCLE does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars or teleconferences in these states.
Section I. Preparing for Jury Selection
Section II. Social Media Use in Jury Selection
Section III. Asking the Right Questions
Section IV. Selecting the Best Jury
Section V. Special Considerations in Jury Selection