Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Mar 15, 2019 |
The Lloyd Law Group is pleased to announce that the ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure Section has invited trial attorney Kurt D. Lloyd as a key speaker to present:
Cutting Edge Jury Trial Techniques for Use of Documents with Expert Witnesses
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Oct 03, 2018 |
I am pleased to have been able to bring to a successful close a long pending product liability case. In 2010, the plaintiff who was a garbage truck driver was operating the hydraulic compaction system on a truck sold by a national garbage truck manufacturer, when he had all of his toes crushed an...
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Nov 12, 2017 |
Protecting your Jury Selection process against overzealous judicial discretion.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Jun 09, 2017 |
A misbehaving juror can cost you your verdict. Protect your verdict. You must monitor juror activity on the Internet and Social Media. Time is of the Essence. You should request that a misbehaving juror be removed immediately before the juror taints the entire jury.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Apr 27, 2017 |
In jury selection, you must have a strike strategy for identifying and removing prospective jurors who are blind, non-believers in your case
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Apr 05, 2017 |
Jury Selection: Googling Jurors and Avoiding Mistrials or Adverse Verdicts
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Mar 24, 2017 |
Jury DeSelection. Voir Dire Question Techniques for Discovering Juror Bias and Proving a Successful Challenge for cause.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Mar 13, 2017 |
Challenging Jurors for Cause. Explicit Bias. Per Se Bias. Implied Bias Based On Juror's Equivocal Answers. Jury Selection. Jury DeSelection. Voir Dire
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Mar 08, 2017 |
Voir Dire. Designing Questions Which Discover Juror Bias and Proving a Winning Challenge for Cause
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Mar 05, 2017 |
Establishing grounds for a challenge for cause is probably one of the trial attorney's most challenging tasks in jury selection. The juror's sworn promise to "set aside" a personal bias--negative attitude, opinion or experience--and follow the law and evidence overrides the personal bias. In voir dire trial attorneys must avoid "prehabilitating" a juror so that they win a challenge for cause.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Feb 17, 2017 |
Jury Selection: Practical Advice for Picking a Jury
Trail lawyer Kurt Lloyd teaches at Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Event, February 22, 2017.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Dec 22, 2016 |
A trial lawyer's ethical duty to maintain competence in the use of technology compel a reasonable investigation of the social media profiles of sworn jurors.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Nov 25, 2016 |
Many years ago, trial lawyers often engaged in "indoctrination" tactics during voir dire. These tactics were attempts to pre-try the case in voir dire. However, more recent Illinois Appellate decisions have approved of trial attorneys' asking anticipated evidence. i.e. basic fact voir dire questions.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Nov 04, 2016 |
In jury selection, trial lawyers need to learn the attitudes and beliefs of prospective jurors. To do so, the lawyer must 1) understand the case law on the permitted scope and subject matters of voir dire questioning, and 2) use voir dire techniques that allow jurors to reveal their true beliefs.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Oct 31, 2016 |
Kurt D. Lloyd is presenting an Illinois continuing legal education seminar entitled: Jury Deselection: The Law and Voir Dire Techniques for Jury Selection on November 18, 2016 at the Illinois State Bar Association, 20 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Oct 21, 2016 |
The plaintiff's lawyer should file a Motion in Limine to exclude evidence of informed consent in any direct medical negligence case. Remember: a case alleging lack of informed consent is different from a direct medical negligence case. Evidence of informed consent does not prove or disprove whether the defendant surgeon did the procedure correctly.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Oct 14, 2016 |
The plaintiff's trial lawyer need adequate time to conduct an effective voir dire examination in jury selection. He has the burden to show adequate time needed. He should prepare and submit well organized additional voir dire subject matters and questions.
Posted by Kurt D. Lloyd | Oct 07, 2016 |
A trial lawyer has ethical limits on researching prospective juror's social background using the juror's social media presence. The trial lawyer cannot communicate with a juror. You may look at publicly posted information, but no "friending" a juror to gain access to his social media page.