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Now that the Superior Courts of Massachusetts permit attorneys and self-represented parties to participate in juror voir dire, the Trial Court Law Libraries have information to help you learn effective procedures.

Law:

St.2014, Chapter 254, Section 2

Superior Court Rule:

Superior Court Standing Order 1-15 Participation in Juror Voir Dire by Attorneys and Self-Represented Parties

Other Resources:

Practice Alert: Attorney Conducted Voir Dire-Answers to Common Questions Concerning Superior Court Standing Order 1-15 & the Panel Voir Dire Pilot Project, Suggested Considerations, and Request for Feedback dated Dec. 15, 2014 by Carolyn McGowan, CPCS Somerville Superior Court Office

Massachusetts Law About Jury Selection

Secondary Authorities:

Mastering voir dire and jury selection: gain an edge in questioning and selecting a jury (3rd Ed. ABA)

Jury selection strategy and science (2014-2015  West)

Jury selection (2014 Wolters Kluwer)

NACDL Resource Manual: Voir Dire in criminal cases (National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2014)

Winning the jury’s attention: presenting evidence from voir dire to closing (2011 ABA)

Jury selection: the law, art, and science of selecting a jury (2014-2015 West)

Pattern voir dire questions: civil and criminal (2012 James Pub.)

You can search for additional titles in our online Catalog

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