Skip to Content

To Preside or Not to Preside: Questions and Concerns on the Varying Practices of Judicial Participation in Jury Selection

On September 30, 2020 by Schnader

Matthew N. Korenoski published an article, “To Preside or Not to Preside: Questions and Concerns on the Varying Practices of Judicial Participation in Jury Selection,” for the American Bar Association’s Trial Practice Committee of the Litigation Section.

He wrote: “Just as attorneys evaluate prospective jurors during voir dire, judges do too—if they preside during jury selection. . . . . Approaches to the supervision of voir dire vary among the courts, raising many issues, including the question of whether judge-supervised jury selection is one area in which more consistency could benefit the bench, bar, and prospective jurors themselves.”

Click here to read the full article. Or download a PDF here.