NJSBA gears up for judicial conference on jury selection

The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) is convening a working group to discuss implicit bias in the jury selection process in anticipation of the state Supreme Court’s Judicial Conference on Jury Selection this fall. In a letter to the Court last month, the NJSBA asked the Court to share information for examination and debate on the issue of jury selection. The announcement by the Court on the conference follows a ruling in State v. Andujar linking the number of peremptory challenges in New Jersey to the potential for discrimination and implicit bias in the jury selection process.