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Introduction to Wymore Jury Selection – *For attorneys on the Capital Roster Only

June 2

FREE Wymore training in Lumberton, NC on June 2, 2023!
Registration Deadline is May 30, 2023.

IDS, The Office of the Capital Defender, and the Robeson Public Defender Office are hosting a daylong seminar on Wymore Jury Selection Friday, June 2, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. This is an in-person event!

Location: The Robeson County Courthouse in Lumberton, NC

The speaker/presenter for the day is Terry Alford:

Terry heads up the Trial Resource Unit at the Office of the Capital Defender of North Carolina. He has practiced criminal defense law for over 40 years, participated as lead counsel in numerous capital murder trials, is a recipient of the prestigious J. Kirk Osborn award, and joined the Office of the Capital Defender in 2017.


9:00-9:15            Registration
9:15-10:00          Introduction to Wymore Jury selection
10:00-10:15       Break
10:15-10:45       Case study
10:45-11:15       Good facts/bad facts
11:15-12:15       Demonstration on a life juror and a killer
12:15-1:45          Lunch (on your own)
1:45-2:45            Jury selection by participants
2:45-3:00            Break
3:00-4:15            Jury selection by participants

Here is what will be covered:

  • The first session introduces the participants to the Wymore method of selecting jurors in a capital case where the government is seeking the death penalty for your client.
  • The second session is a case study. A fictional set of facts describes a murder and describes the life of the person charged with the crime.
  • The third session reviews the case study facts and selects the good facts you want to tell the jury and selects the bad facts you want the jury to know about.
  • The fourth session is a demonstration of questioning a potential juror who you want to keep on your jury.
  • The fifth session is a demonstration of questioning a potential juror who you do not want to keep on your jury.
  • The last two sessions allow the participants to practice jury selection using the Wymore method, with critique.

5 hours CLE credit is pending approval. If you want CLE credit the State Bar will bill you for the CLE.

  • NOTE: This is a free seminar. It is limited to attorneys on the Capital Roster.
  • NOTE: No reimbursement is allowed for mileage or lodging. This seminar is designed for NC attorneys who can drive to Lumberton and return on the same day.
  • If you are not close to Lumberton, you are welcome to attend. However, you will not be reimbursed for travel and lodging. This allows for the seminar to remain a free event.

To Register:
Please send an email to : Jennifer.A.Webster@nccourts.org and copy Camila.V.Miralda@nccourts.org

Upon registration, you will receive Wymore materials and the case study facts.

Include your Bar # if you want CLE Credit.

Please register on or before May 30, 2023!


June 2
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Robeson County Courthouse
Lumberton, NC