Some key points to consider the day of voir dire Do not bore the jury with prolonged or over-technical questions. Do not be repetitive to the point of irritating otherwise friendly jurors. Do not ask personal questions without obvious reasons, and then apologize for doing so. Do not cross-examine the jurors. Do not accept the […]
By Dr. Ken Manges Ph.D. | Forensic Psychologist Voir Dire Facts – Part II Upon entering the courtroom on the first day of trial, you should be ready to jump right in to voir dire. You should know all the necessary procedures for the court in which you are presenting your case. You will have […]
By Dr. Ken Manges Ph.D. | Forensic Psychologist Some key points to consider when preparing for the voir dire process: Know the rules in your court regarding: The order in which the parties select the jury What constitutes a challenge for cause The number of peremptory challenges your client is allowed When challenges must be […]
Voir dire is a French term meaning “to see to speak” and refers to the process of questioning prospective jurors by a judge and attorneys in court.