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Wyomingites Invited “Backstage” for Jury Duty

PHOTO: Collage of voir dire workshop instructors. Photo credit: Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association.
PHOTO: Collage of voir dire workshop instructors. Photo credit: Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association.
September 20, 2012

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Most people called for jury duty never make it to the jury box. They're filtered out through lotteries. However, if you're curious about how it all works behind the scenes, there's an opportunity Saturday in Laramie: The annual University of Wyoming College of Law voir dire competition.

Students will learn how to select ideal juries, says Marcia Shanor, executive director of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association - something that isn't "taught" in law school.

"It's an art to get people to open up and share some of their thoughts, and their opinions, and perspectives, and maybe biases. Hard to do in a group of people you don't know."

Shanor says the students will practice how to screen jurors for both criminal and civil trials.

"It's a fun, interesting and educational time for everybody. Sometimes you don't ever serve on a jury, so this gives you an idea of what serving on a jury would be like."

The Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association is sponsoring the event, which also is a competition among students. Those who volunteer to be jurors are treated to lunch and snacks, and get to play the role of "judge" in scoring law students' performances.

The event will be held in Room 170 at the university's School of Law. Those interested in volunteering can register at 307-635-0820.

Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - WY