The skill of selecting a jury can be the key to success. There are the typical overall choices that might be based on race or gender, but these tend to be oversimplifications and can often prove to be wrong. Just because someone is of a particular race does not mean that they have a specific outlook on life. While there may be tendencies in stereotypes, being able to verify that these tendencies are true in an individual is far more important. After all, if you are aware of someone thought to hold a particular view that actually feels different may help to slip jurors past opposing counsel with them none the wiser.
Further, knowing the difference between a leader and someone who follows can be important. Having a follower that may be inclined to vote against your case is far less dangerous than a leader that could convince others to join the other side. A follower might be more willing to be led by a leader that believes in your side.
Of course this all comes down to a nuanced process due to a variety of factors. You will likely be limited to a certain number of peremptory challenges, or strikes, to have a juror dismissed without need of showing cause. These are generally reserved for those that might prove the most dangerous to your cause. There are also a variety of causes to get jurors dismissed. Trapping jurors into giving causes when you don't want them on a jury doesn't have to be that difficult. After all, most prospective jurors aren't excited by the prospect of spending days of their lives with total strangers.
THEY improv provides a variety of actors that can demonstrate these scenarios and help the attorney to recognize the people they have to choose from. Additionally, our actors can help the attorney to do this while scoring positive points with the prospective jurors. These points are probably not case-related, but instead focused on getting the jurors to know and trust the advocate.
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