LPI Word of the Month for May 2022
Voir Dire: French for “to speak the truth.” The process through which potential jurors from the venire are questioned by either the judge or a lawyer to determine their suitability for jury service. Also, the preliminary questioning of witnesses (especially experts) to determine their competence to testify.
Example: The voir dire of the expert witnesses did not bode well for the prosecution.
Categorized in: Legal Procedure
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