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The Jury Said What? How to Handle the Disconnect Between the Jury and the Law in Employment Cases


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific
A good trial lawyer defending an employment litigation case arrives at the courthouse with a firm sense of what the law says about the claims. But the jurors also arrive to the courthouse with firm convictions – not from law school, but the school of hard knocks – about what “rules” apply in the workplace.
Nearly every jury member has been an employee and/or employer at some point. That experience and common sense (not the law or evidence) often dictate the standards that govern for lay jurors. For this reason, it is critical for trial counsel to understand the workplace rules jurors are likely to impose and to build a defense strategy that deals with those perceptions directly.  
In the next installment in Seyfarth’s Trial Education Series, a seasoned trial lawyer and expert jury consultant discuss the top five disconnects between legal reality and jury perception that they have encountered over decades of experience in employment cases, and how to overcome those disconnects at trial.
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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.