What is Voir Dire?

When people respond to a jury summons, they gather at the court house to form a pool of potential jurors from which they are called in groups for specific criminal or civil trials. There they are questioned by attorneys and/or the judge about their background, life experiences and opinions to determine whether they can weigh the evidence fairly and objectively. This process is called voir dire, Anglo-French term, which means ‘to speak the truth’. For more information see here: