Supreme Judicial Court Announces Interim Procedure for Attorney and Self-Represented Party Participation in Juror Voir Dire

BOSTON, MA – The Supreme Judicial Court today announced an interim procedure to implement a new statute, St. 2014, Chapter 254, Section 2, which grants attorneys and self-represented litigants the right to participate in juror voir dire in the Superior Court. Voir dire is the part of the jury impanelment process during which prospective jurors are questioned before they are chosen to sit on a jury. The statute goes into effect on February 2, 2015. The interim procedure is set forth in Superior Court Standing Order 1-15, approved by the Superior Court on December 5, 2014 and by Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey on December 8, 2014.  Read more with the links below:

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Press Release – SJC Announces Interim Procedure for Attorney Participation in Juror Voir Dire – Dec 9 2014