General Legal Terms pertaining to Juries:

Jury Box – that portion of the court room in which the jury are seated during the trial of a case. — aka jury-box.

Fact-Finder – one or more persons who hear testimony and review evidence to rule on a factual issue; the judge (in a bench trial) or a jury.

Jury Question – a question of fact, which a jury decides, as opposed to a question of law, decided by a judge.

Fact-Finder – one or more persons who hear testimony and review evidence to rule on a factual issue; the judge (in a bench trial) or a jury.

Sequestration of Jury – a court order prohibiting the members of a jury from having public contact, reading newspapers, watching television (etc) while the trial is in progress until after they deliver their verdict. — aka jury sequestration.

Jury Commissioner – an official who is responsible for compiling jury lists, drawing jurors for a panel, and then summoning them for duty.

Jury List – a roster of all people within a jurisdiction who possess the necessary legal qualifications for jury duty, or a list of people who have been placed on a jury panel.

Jury of Peers – a jury comprised of persons equal in status, rank, &/or character as the accused.

Jury Panel – the jury (list) empaneled for the trial of a particular case. — aka venire (pronounced “veh-neer”).

Jury Room – the room in a courthouse wherein the jury conducts its deliberations.

Jury Wheel – a physical device or electronic system used for storing and randomly selecting names of potential jurors.

Hung Jury – a jury that cannot reach a unanimous verdict or a verdict supported by the requisite number or jurors by the required voting margin.

Request for Instructions – a written request to the judge for jury instructions, made by either party, usually after both sides have rested. 

Special Interrogatory – interrogatories directed to the jury upon a request for a special verdict or special findings.

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