Strategies for Success: Research Tools


  • Pretrial timeline: Up to a week before trial or depending on local rules of court, or judge’s preference.
  • Purpose and benefit: Provides counsel with written, candid responses to voir dire questions. Focuses the oral voir dire process. Counsel can effectively assess jurors’ more candid written opinions for detecting biases.
  • Format: A typical questionnaire comprises 40-60 questions, length according to complexity and number of case issues.
  • Setting: Jurors complete questionnaires after assignment to a courtroom, often during pretrial motions.
  • Number of jurors: Entire venire completes an individual questionnaire.

For details of fee package, contact

Patrice Truman of Truman & Associates
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