Sample Materials

Sample Voire Dire
The primary purpose of voir dire is to provide attorneys with enough information about prospective jurors to make intelligent use of peremptory challenges. It is nothing less than the process that permits you to find the audience that will be most receptive to your case.

Cathy E. Bennett & Associates offers CIVIL and CRIMINAL voir dire questions catered and refined for specific cases. Below are examples of voir dire questions pertaining to certain case situations:

CRIMINAL 

Death Penalty Voir Dire Questions
These questions ask about jurors’ views on the death penalty, how religion affects those views on the death penalty, questions for ADPers (Automatic Death Penalty jurors), pro-life rehabilitation, death penalty rehabilitation, and in-depth challenges for cause.
[see the full sample voir dire for this case type]

Sexual Assault of a Child Voir Dire Questions
This sample voir dire includes questions regarding children and their understanding of such a subject matter, false accusations, reasonable doubt, right not to testify, punishment and challenges for cause.
[see the full sample voir dire for this case type]

CIVIL

Employment/Breach of Contract Voir Dire Questions
These questions include a general introduction to the jurors, then more in-depth questions regarding burden of proof, contracts, demotion, discrimination, employer responsibility, specific questions about the company involved and large corporations in general, severance packages and loss of benefits.
[see the full sample voir dire for this case type]

Medical Malpractice Voir Dire Questions
These questions include a general introduction to the jurors of the case, then more in-depth questions regarding burden of proof, negligence, defenses, favoring family over the doctor, filing lawsuits, doctors in general, medical malpractice lawsuits, pain and suffering, and tort reform.
[see the full sample voir dire for this case type]

Sample Jury Questionnaires
Cathy E. Bennett & Associates offers CIVIL and CRIMINAL jury questionnaires catered and refined for specific cases. Below are examples of questions pertaining to certain case situations:

CRIMINAL 

DWI [see a sample questionnaire for this case type]

Death Penalty [see a sample questionnaire for this case type]

Murder [see a sample questionnaire for this case type]

Sexual Assault [see a sample questionnaire for this case type]

CIVIL

Personal Injury – Truck Accident [see a sample questionnaire for this case type]

Trade Secret [see a sample questionnaire for this case type]

Employment – Breach of Contract [see a sample questionnaire for this case type]

Wrongful Death [see a sample questionnaire for this case type]