Presentation on theme: "VOIR DIRE Herbert S. Moncier Suite 775 Bank of America Center Knoxville, Tennessee 37902"— Presentation transcript:
VOIR DIRE Herbert S. Moncier Suite 775 Bank of America Center Knoxville, Tennessee
JURY SELECTION FORMULA Preparation Communication Execution
PREPARATION Clerks Office Public Defenders/Attorneys Judge Conference Free - Google, Yahoo People Search, Local News search Pay - Credit Report or On-Line Investigation Drive by home/car photos
COMMUNICATION An art of open ended questions Exact opposite of the control of cross Try to get the juror to talk It doesnt matter what they talk about
EXECUTION In Court Access For Cause Challenges Preemptory Challanges
At or near the beginning of jury selection, the Court shall permit counsel to introduce themselves and make non-argumentative remarks that inform the potential jurors of the general nature of the case.
The Commission disapproves of questions tending to lead the prospective juror or suggest partiality in the first instance, and also disapproves of that procedure in rehabilitating the prospective juror into vocalizing impartiality. Such a prospective juror should be held to be qualified only upon a truly unequivocal showing of impartiality.
For each additional juror, to be selected each side is entitled to one peremptory challenge for each defendant. Such additional peremptory challenges may be used against any regular or additional juror.