Articles & Publications

Robert B. Hirshhorn has published many papers and booklets regarding the jury selection process. Below are some articles (in pdf file format) on various parts of the process:

Preparing for Voir Dire
written by Robert B. Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue
edited by  Janice Robinson Pennington

This handy guide explains the principles that are vital to preparing for an effective voir dire. It walks you through the process of identifying the beliefs and values at the core of your case, then using that knowledge to reveal prospective jurors’ innermost prejudices and biases.
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Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
with contributing authors Robert B. Hirschhorn and Jennifer Lapinski
The fourth edition of Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, a two-volume set, is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for practicing plaintiffs’ attorneys and their staffs.
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A Guide to Analyzing Jury Questionnaires in Civil Cases
written by Robert B. Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue
This article discusses analyzing juror questionnaires by utilizing points such as juror’s education, training, work history, and more.
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Do’s and Don’ts of Jury Questionnaires
written by Robert B. Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue
This article briefly offers tips on how to tailor and improve jury questionnaires to each case.
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Top Five Voir Dire Strategies
written by Robert B. Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue
Jury selection can be long on twists and turns, but short on time. Follow these steps to efficiently assess potential jurors’ core values.
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How to Conduct a Meaningful & Effective Voir Dire
written by Robert B. Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue
Many civil courts impose time limitations, yet few lawyers fight the limitations, properly preserve the issue or take it up on appeal. This article will address the various issues associated with this dilemma, and provide counsel with a methodology for conducting a meaningful and effective 30-minute voir dire.
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Trial Techniques: Goals and Tips Practical Tips for Voir Dire*
written by Robert B. Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue
The authors, seasoned trial attorneys and jury consultants, supply the practitioner with invaluable insight into the critical arena of jury selection. This Article not only discusses six goals for successful voir dire, it also supplies the reader with specific practice tips gleaned from the authors’ collective experience.
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*As published in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Volume 26:2, Fall 2002

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The articles below briefly outline tips on selecting a jury, including the following subjects: Preparing for Jury Selection, Dress for Success, Jury Questionnaires, General Voir Dire Questions, Beginning Your Voir Dire, The Body of Voir Dire, Ending Your Voir Dire, and Challenge for Cause.

81 Criminal Jury Selection Tips
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76 Jury Selection Tips
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