A solution for prosecutors to organize voir dire
Keep a clean, clear record for any Batson challenges or reconstruction hearings (sometimes months later)
Ensure all front line attorneys are complying with Batson with an appropriate and documented reason for every peremptory and cause strike. Record each reason in real-time and after trial, print out an exported record of the entire trial to document all decisions for any appeals. Consider this 7th Circuit decision where the trial judge sua sponte required counsel to provide their justifications for every peremptory strike two months after the trial. USA v Stephens, 514 F.3d 703 (7th Cir. 2008) or this July 2021 10th Circuit decision ordering a Batson reconstruction hearing 8 years after trial for the State to offer their actual race-neutral reasons for every peremptory strike (Johnson v Martin, 19-5091 (10th Circ 2021).
Collaborate with colleagues or consultants during voir dire
For higher profile cases where a paralegal, colleague or outside consultant would be helpful to research the background of jurors to discover any evidence of bias or to share opinions in real-time over which jurors to further question and which to strike, use JurorSearch for a communications platform.
Discounts for government agencies based on population
Government agencies get significant discounts based on population as low as 90% off for very small jurisdictions. We understand procurement – we can set you up with access today and submit an invoice as part of your budget process. See the bottom of the pricing page for specific government agency discounts.