Gerald L. Pauling II, partner of Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment Department, and Giovanna A. Ferrari, partner in Seyfarth’s Litigation Department served as panelists for the American Bar Association's Trial Practice Webinar "Social Media and Jury Selection 101: Guidelines Every Litigator Should Know". The webinar is available as an On-Demand CLE and was recorded on August 29, 2017.
In the internet age, collecting information on potential jurors is easier than ever before. Social media profiles, blogs, and chat rooms provide additional information that traditional sources of query cannot. Although voir dire and jury questionnaires can uncover many concerning issues, one also should take advantage of technological advances such as social media sites to assess potential jurors, including determining whether to strike for cause.
Specifically, the panelists covered:
Importance of viewing internet footprint
Relevant ethical boundaries for viewing content and communicating with potential jurors
Identifying whom to strike
Ethical boundaries for responding to client complaints
For more information and access to the webinar, click here
Credits: 1.50 Ethics/Professionalism CLE Credit Hours