Jury Pool Selection

VAWA 2013 includes a requirement that tribes exercising SDVCJ guarantee the right to a trial by an impartial jury that is drawn from sources that “reflect a fair cross section of the community” and “do not systematically exclude any distinctive group in the community, including non-Indians.”

This is a new requirement that will require many implementing tribes to revise their current jury selection processes.

RESOURCES

Below is the recording of the January 2018 webinar on Developing an Effective and Defensible Jury Plan for Tribal Courts.