background checks on potential jurors-fyi from Amy Singer
- From the ABA Journal
Lawyer uses Web to sort through jury pool
By Stephanie Francis Ward
... One prospective juror, a 30-something lawyer who defended workers’
compensation cases, gave Kiesel a good feeling. His client’s employer wasn’t a
defendant, Kiesel reasoned, and the man would likely have a good understanding
of California law.
Then Kiesel’s team discovered that panel member recently ran for state office on
a tort reform platform.
Bringing social media into jury selection “messes with you a little bit,” Kiesel
says, “because it’s providing information that my gut instinct may not be
clearly attuned to who I’m talking with.” ...
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