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Voir Dire Your Team

Posted by Kristin Arnold on April 23, 2008

I have been looking forward to jury duty ever since I saw the movie “Twelve Angry Men” with Henry Fonda.

After being eligible for 30 years, my name finally came up to serve on (ok, you do the math!).

Now that the civil personal injury trial is over, I can blog about my experience!

I was most impressed with the process known as “voir dire” where the plaintiff and defendant’s attorneys are able to question the jury candidates – and from that small pool of resources, select the best candidates who will serve their clients well. Our voir dire took 45 minutes. Most companies don’t even take 4.5 minutes to consider the best candidates for their team.

Question: Do you do a fair job of to “voir dire” the people you select to be on your team?