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And as I?ve grimaced my way through bad voir dire after bad voir dire, I?ve come to realize that the main reason for bad voir dire comes down to one word: fear. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? It seems that attorneys are afraid of three things when they stand up to speak to prospective jurors in voir dire: 1. Fear of losing control; 2. Fear of a juror poisoning the panel; 3. Fear of jurors actually talking. So in response to these fears C.C. Sabathia FlexBase Jersey , I see attorneys make these same three mistakes over and over: 1. Talking too much; (and thus listening too little); 2. Not asking the tough questions; 3. Not following up enough. CALMING THE FEAR Here?s the thing: just because someone says something bad about your client, doesn?t mean that everyone else in the room will automatically agree with it. Now, if some members of the panel think ill of your client because he?s Muslim, or because she was the second wife of a wealthy decedent or he did inhale, wouldn?t you want to know about it before the trial, instead of after? And what if most everyone does agree with something bad a prospective juror says about your client? GREAT! BREAK THE PANEL!! There are more jurors where those came from Brian Roberts FlexBase Jersey , and if there aren?t, you?ve got a mistrial motion. That might not be an appetizing prospect if you?re, say, plaintiff?s counsel and you?ve got a lot invested in the case, but what is more unappetizing is being poured out on the table by a panel of jurors who don?t like your client and you didn?t know it. HOW TO FIX IT 1. In preparing for jury selection, first develop a fear list?what are the vulnerabilities of your case Brian McCann FlexBase Jersey , of your client? 2. From the fear list, develop voir dire questions that will ferret out unfriendly attitudes. 3. 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