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How One Lawyer Uses Technology to Select Jury Panels

Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Paul Kiesel utilizes laptops with 3G and wireless cell phone technology to conduct real-time social media searches during jury selection to find information about prospective jurors. 
“Last month I had 50 jurors, and as the court clerk read out the names, I had two people in the courtroom and a third person back at the office, with all three of them doing research,” says Kiesel, a partner with Kiesel, Boucher & Larson. Junior lawyers also assisted, and Kiesel estimates the social media research for that case cost less than $5,000.
Read the full story in the ABA Journal - Law News Now:  “Tech Check” by Stephanie Francis Ward.


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