2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2b - Court Organization And Civil Code
Section 2B:23-2 - Selection Of Trial Jury From Panel

NJ Rev Stat § 2B:23-2 (2016) What's This?

2B:23-2. Selection of trial jury from panel
a. When a jury is required for trial, the names or identifying numbers of the jurors who constitute the panel or panels from which the jury is to be selected shall be placed on uniform pieces of paper or other uniform markers. The markers shall be deposited in a box.

b. The box containing the markers shall be shaken so as to mix the markers thoroughly and the officer designated by the court shall, at the direction of the court, publicly in open court, draw the markers from the box, one at a time, until the necessary number of persons is randomly selected. If any of the persons so selected is successfully challenged or excused from serving on that jury, the drawing shall be continued until the necessary number of persons is selected.

c. The Assignment Judge of the county may provide for the random selection of jurors for impaneling by the use of electronic or electro-mechanical devices, if:

(1) the method of random selection is specified with particularity in an order of the Assignment Judge; and

(2) the specification of the method and any programs and procedures used to implement the method, including the relevant computer programs or portions of computer programs which are utilized, are available for public inspection upon request.

Source: 2A:74-1; 2A:74-8


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