LCR 47. JURY SELECTION (a) Panel. The jury administrator will randomly assign sequential numbers, beginning with "1," to all prospective jurors who have timely appeared for trial, and will cause them to be seated in the courtroom in that order when directed by the trial judge to do so. The judge and counsel will be provided with a roster of the panel as seated. (b) Examination. Unless otherwise ordered by the judge presiding at trial, juries will be selected after panel examination. The judge will conduct orientation and general questioning of the panel. Thereafter, counsel will, in turn, be permitted to question the panel, or individual members thereof, for a stated period of time set by the judge. The judge may allow a second period of questioning by each side. For good cause shown, the judge may extend the period of questioning, or allow additional rounds, on motion of a party. (c) Challenges. Challenges for cause shall be made openly or at sidebar, as the judge may direct. After examination of the panel, counsel will, in turn, exercise peremptory challenges by striking names from a roster of those panel members not previously dismissed. After peremptory challenges, the remaining unchallenged jurors with the twelve (or, in appropriate cases, six) lowest roster numbers shall be seated as the jury. The remaining juror(s) with the next lowest roster number(s) will be seated as the alternate juror(s). [Adopted April 1, 1997; amended 2005; amended, re-numbered and re-codified effective September 1, 2012]
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