It is helpful for counsel to use a checklist during the jury selection process to keep track of the number and order of peremptory challenges, and the number of jury members sworn.

Counsel may draw upon the following template designed for use at a criminal trial involving a single accused where the defence and the state each had twelve peremptory challenges:

JURY SELECTION CHECKLIST

Peremptory challenges exercised

Defence

                        1          2          3          4          5          6

                        7         8          9          10         11         12

Crown

                        1          2          3          4          5          6

                        7         8          9          10         11         12

 

Jury members sworn            

#1)                                       #7)

#2)                                      #8)                                     

#3)                                      #9)

#4)                                     #10)

#5)                                      #11)

#6)                                      #12)

 

Panel members randomly selected

Random selection #1:           Panel member # __________                         sworn / excused

Defence position:      challenge/content

Crown position:         challenge/content

 

Random selection #2:           Panel member # __________                         sworn / excused

Crown position:         challenge/content

Defence position:      challenge/content

 

Random selection #3:           Panel member # __________                         sworn / excused

Defence position:      challenge/content

Crown position:         challenge/content

 

Random selection #4:           Panel member # __________                         sworn / excused

Crown position:         challenge/content

Defence position:      challenge/content

 

Random selection #5: etc....

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