Jury Selection


Jury selection are many methods used to choose the people who will serve on a jury.

A jury is a sworn body of people convened to render an impartial verdict officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment.

Jury Selection: What Should You Ask? by TrialTheater


The jury pool, also known as the venire, is first selected from among the community using a reasonably random method.

A breakdown of the jury selection process by HLN


Jury lists are compiled from voter registrations and driver licenseor attorneys in the United States.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.


Depending on the jurisdiction, attorneys may have an opportunity to mount a challenge for cause argument or use one of a limited number of peremptory challenges.

In English and American law, the right of peremptory challenge is a right in jury selection for the attorneys to reject a certain number of potential jurors without stating a reason.

Jurisdiction is the practical authority granted to a legal body to administer justice within a defined area of responsibility, e.g., Michigan tax law.


In some jurisdictions that have capital punishment, the jury must be death-qualified to remove those who are opposed to the death penalty.

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime.


Jury selection and techniques for voir dire are taught to law students in trial advocacy courses.

Trial advocacy is the branch of knowledge concerned with making attorneys and other advocates more effective in trial proceedings.

Voir dire is a legal phrase that refers to a variety of procedures connected with jury trials.


However, attorneys sometimes use expert assistance in systematically choosing the jury, although other uses of jury research are becoming more common.

Jury or juror research is an umbrella term for the use of research methods in an attempt to gain some understanding of the juror experience in the courtroom and how jurors individually and collectively come to a determination about the 'guilt' or otherwise of the accused.


The jury selected is said to have been "empaneled."

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