If you’ve ever tried a case in federal or state court, you know that picking a “jury of your peers” is often a challenge for all. Sometimes, otherwise qualified prospective jurors say that they have conflicts with their schedules, while others are all too happy to feel like they are participating in a Law &
Observations from a Prospective Juror: My Day at the Hartford Superior Court
By Daniel Schwartz on
Posted in Litigation
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to conduct "voir dire" — an outdated Latin phrase meaning "to speak the truth" — which is the process in which we select jurors for a possible trial.
(Why we are all still forced to use the phrase "voir dire" instead of "juror questioning" is perhaps a…