impaneling
The act of selecting a jury from a list of potential jurors.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

impaneling
n.
   the act of selecting a jury from the list of potential jurors, called the "panel" or "venire."
   The steps are
   1) drawing names at random from a large number of jurors called;
   2) seating 12 tentative jurors (or fewer where agreed to);
   3) hearing individual juror requests for being excused, to be determined by the judge;
   4) questions from judge and lawyers for both sides, called "voir dire";
   5) challenges of tentative jurors either for cause (decided by the judge) or peremptory (no reason given) by the lawyers;
   6) swearing in the jurors who survive this process.
   See also: challenge, juror, jury, panel, venire, voir dire

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • jury selection — n. The process of choosing members of a jury from a panel of potential jurors, done by the parties to a lawsuit at the start of trial. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.… …   Law dictionary

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  • Impanelled — Impanel Im*pan el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impaneled}or {Impanelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impaneling} or {Impanelling}.] [Pref. im in + panel. Cf. {Empanel}.] [Written also {empanel}.] To enter in a list, or on a piece of parchment, called a panel; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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