Kenneth S. Kabb


The scope of this article includes the voir dire examination in the federal courts, primarily in civil cases. The questions to be considered are: (1) how is the voir dire examination to be conducted; (2) what are the limitations imposed on the trial judge, counsel, and the parties with respect to the manner and conduct of the questioning; (3) what is the allowable scope of questions that may be asked prospective jurors; and (4) what will constitute reversible error, and who has the burden of proof.