Don't waste your group oral voir dire
time doing information gathering.
Surely we could find 3 or 4 million prospective jurors to fill those 1.5 million seats through a purely voluntary system if we raised standard juror pay to, say, $100 a day, reduced the time allotted to voir dire
, and offered those who do show up to court a much higher chance of actually sitting on a jury after adjusting their schedules to prepare for that possibility.
“It is such an honor for the DBA Law Day Mock Voir Dire
Program to receive this award from the State Bar's Local Bar Services Committee.
Yet, history has shown that jurors are often not wholly honest and forthcoming when answering questions during voir dire
, despite being under oath.
is a process of jury de-selection designed to eliminate those individuals who have some inherent characteristic that blocks them from considering the facts necessary to appreciate your story.
(30) The coverage was so extensive that a majority of the jurors who sat at trial had admitted, under voir dire
, to reading the stories about Dr.
Additionally, get a transcript of a previous voir dire
conducted by opposing counsel.
As the most important mechanism for ensuring a jury's impartiality, voir dire
enables the parties to probe potential jurors from the jury pool (also known as a venire) for prejudices and unconscious biases.
Jurors are much less likely to reveal their biases in public, Joye said, which is the real purpose of voir dire
, French for "to see to speak" or "to speak the truth."
Criminal procedure -- Voir dire
-- Batson challenge
"Our jurisprudence regarding how to assess beliefs or opinions expressed by prospective jurors during voir dire
has been less than clear.
Here are our top five strategies for using voir dire
to ensure a fair and unbiased panel.