2019 Georgia Code
Title 15 - Courts
Chapter 12 - Juries
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 15-12-1. Definitions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 15-12-1 (2019)
  • As used in this chapter, the term:
    • (1) "Array" means the body of persons subject to voir dire from which the final jury and alternate jurors are selected.

    • (2) "Choose" or "chosen" means the act of randomly selecting potential jurors from the county master jury list in a manner that does not deliberately or systematically exclude identifiable and distinct groups from the venire.

    • (3) "Clerk" means the clerk of the superior court or a jury clerk if one is appointed pursuant to subsection (a) of Code Section 15-12-11 or Code Section 15-12-12.

    • (4) "Council" means The Council of Superior Court Clerks of Georgia.

    • (5) "County master jury list" means a list compiled by the council of names of persons, including their addresses, city of residence, dates of birth, and gender, eligible for trial or grand jury service.

    • (6) "Defer" means a postponement of a person's jury service until a later date.

    • (7) "Excuse" means the grant of a person's request for temporary exemption from jury service.

    • (8) "Inactivate" means removing a person's name and identifying information who has been identified on the county master jury list as a person who is permanently prevented from being chosen as a trial or grand juror because such person is statutorily ineligible or incompetent to serve as a juror.

    • (9) "State-wide master jury list" means a comprehensive master list that identifies every person of this state who can be determined to be prima facie qualified to serve as a trial or grand juror.

    • (10) "Venire" means the list of persons summoned to serve as trial or grand jurors for a particular term of court.


Code 1981, § 15-12-1, enacted by Ga. L. 2011, p. 59, § 1-5/HB 415; Ga. L. 2014, p. 451, § 3/HB 776; Ga. L. 2014, p. 862, § 1/HB 1078.

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