Senior Partner at Clifford Law Offices, Robert A. Clifford, wrote an article for GP Solo, a publication of the American Bar Association (ABA), “How to Pick and Talk to a Jury: Plaintiff Perspective.” In the article, Clifford goes into detail in regards to the jury. He discusses the role of the jurors, the ethics of voir dire, the importance of juror questionnaires, and more. He even provides several real-life examples of jurors in the courtroom. In his ABA article, Clifford advises to acknowledge the jurors and thank them, as they took time from their personal, daily lives to be part of the jury. He says, “Coming across as professional and prepared goes a long way toward establishing your credibility. This means your command of the process has a direct impact on your impression. To this end, have a full understanding of how your judge conducts voir dire.” Robert A. Clifford has had extensive firsthand experience with the American Bar Association. He served a nine-year term as the Illinois State Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. He was inducted in 2005 and completed his third and final three-year term this year. To read the ABA article in its entirety, please click here.