Using Strategic Jury Selection to Gain an Advantage at Trial
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The art of voir dire is perhaps one of the most essential trial skills you need to acquire as an attorney. Choosing the decision-makers who will determine the fate of your case gives you an opportunity to get an upper hand before the trial even begins. Are you fully equipped with all the tools needed to select the most sympathetic jury for your client? This focused course allows you to gain the benefit of our speakers' combined experience so you can better understand juror behavior, fine-tune your jury selection tactics, avoid missed opportunities when questioning prospective jurors and maximize your clients' chances for a successful court ruling. Order today!
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JOHN E. DUNLAP is a sole practitioner in Memphis, where he is board certified by the Tennessee Continuing Legal Education and Specialization Commission in consumer bankruptcy. His main areas of practice include bankruptcy, workers' compensation, personal injury, ERISA litigation, and Social Security disability. Mr. Dunlap has spoken on consumer bankruptcy and workers' compensation, as well as having spoken for a company called SCES, Sterling Education Services, and for the Memphis Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Dunlap is a member of the Memphis and American bar associations, as well as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his J.D. degree from the University of Memphis.
WILLIAM G. HARDWICK II is a sole practitioner in Memphis, Tennessee, where his main area of practice is general civil practice. Mr. Hardwick previously taught at the Memphis School of Law (legal writing). He is a member of the Memphis and Tennessee bar associations. Mr. Hardwick earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Rhodes College and his J.D. degree from the University of Memphis.
SEAN ANTONE HUNT is the owner of the Memphis boutique commercial defense law firm, The Hunt Law Firm, where the two-person law firm brings a unique team format to in-house counsel and business clients for their litigation needs. For the past 20 years, he has practiced in the areas of Section 1983 litigation, construction litigation, products liability, personal injury, workers' compensation and insurance defense. Recently, Mr. Hunt has become a Rule 31 trained mediator as well. Mr. Hunt has lectured at seminars on his areas of expertise and has conducted several in-house presentations on workers' compensation issues for his firm's clients. He is a member of the American, Tennessee, Memphis, and National (Ben F. Jones Chapter) bar associations; the State Bar of Georgia; and The Mississippi Bar. Mr. Hunt is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi. His firm provides defense for clients all over the state of Tennessee and parts of Mississippi and Georgia. He is currently the chair of the Memphis Bar Association's Technology Section and a former chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Construction Law Section, a former member of the Board of the Memphis Bar Association and a member of the Memphis Bar Association's Communications Committee, where he writes the technology column and various other articles for the Memphis Lawyer Magazine. Mr. Hunt earned his B.S. degree in civil engineering from Tennessee State University and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.
DANIEL V. PARISH is an attorney with Wolff Ardis, P.C., where he handles products liability cases and other personal injury cases, while also working domestic cases such as child support, child custody and divorce matters. Mr. Parish is licensed to practice in the Eastern District of Tennessee. Previously, he worked for Dunn, MacDonald & Reynolds, where his caseload ranged from child support cases to six-figure construction litigation suits. He tried three cases before East Tennessee juries and dozens more before judges in bench trials. Mr. Parish has also successfully argued cases on appeal before the Tennessee Appeals Court sitting in Knoxville. He is a member of the Memphis, Knoxville, and Tennessee bar associations. Mr. Parish received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Memphis and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
MELANIE M. STEWART is a member of the law firm Heaton & Moore, P.C. She is a frequent speaker to various professional groups on insurance law. Ms. Stewart is a member of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (president, 2010-2011), the Defense Research Institute, and The Mississippi Bar. She is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Mississippi. Ms. Stewart earned her B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi and her J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
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