Q How is an unbiased jury chosen for my Virginia personal injury case?
The process of choosing a jury is called voir dire examination. The court and the attorneys for either side can question the pool of jurors chosen about anything they deem relevant to the case to ensure that each juror doesn't have a connection to, interest in, or bias towards the matter at hand. Evidence can be used to support the claim that a juror should not be allowed to serve. Jurors who know information about the case that could make them unbiased are required to reveal what they know even if they are not directly asked. Lastly, people can also be exempt from serving as jurors if their spouses have been called to serve on the same jury panel.