November 28, 2017
The process by which jurors are selected through questioning by the attorneys and by the judge, to determine if they are fit to serve in a particular case. A pool of prospective jurors are asked a series of questions by the attorneys designed to disclose any predisposition or biases each may have that may impact their decision making. Jurors, who display obvious bias or other reasons demonstrating an inability to serve fairly for the case, may be excused from jury service by the judge. Each party is entitled to request a certain number of jurors be excused from jury duty by preemptory challenges which do not require a specific showing of bias.