Legal Terminology – LPI Word of the Month

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: