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Section Newsletter Articles on Voir Dire

Voir Dire: How and why we can participate By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2010 Every attorney who litigates civil or criminal cases wants to know whether a trial court judge alone is going to pick the jury, let the trial attorneys perform that task, or make a decision about jury selection which reflects a little of both. 
Jury instructions and voir dire: Recent developments By Susan M. Witt Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2002 Amended Supreme Court Rule 239 (effective January 2000) allows for any or all jury instructions to be read before opening statements.