In South Carolina, voir dire in a civil trial typically lasts 30 minutes, a breeze compared with 16 hours in Connecticut. That's just one of the findings of a new report that examines the significant differences in jury practice from state to state. "A huge host of practices vary greatly and if you take someone out of one culture and drop them in another, they really would be quite taken and astounded," says Paula Hannaford-Agor, director of the Center for Jury Studies and one of the report's authors.
Jury Practices Vary Widely Across the Nation
The National Law Journal
May 8, 2007