According to the article below, it appears that both Canadian and American lawyers rely on similar criteria when selecting jurors. However, I must acknowledge that this is the first time that I have ever heard of a lawyer using beauty as a criterion for jury selection. According to one Canadian lawyer, he selects at least one attractive woman for the jury so that "no matter how bad the evidence is...[he] ha[s] someone nice to look at." Would a female lawyer do the same thing?
The Inexact Art of Jury Selection
One lawyer avoids men in designer suits.
Another turns away roofers.
Some reject teachers.
With the busy trial season in full swing in downtown Toronto's Superior Court, it is also high season for the intuitive and inexact art of jury selection.