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How old must a child be in order to testify in court?

Most, if not all, jurisdictions have no minimum age requirement in order for a child to be permitted to testify in court.  Instead, judges are given discretion to determine whether a child is competent to testify. In most jurisdictions, judges … Continue reading

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What is “Voir Dire”?

Simply stated, it’s jury selection.  Or, at least, that’s what it usually means. Most Common Usage:  Ordinarily, the term “voir dire” refers to the process of selecting a jury from a panel of prospective jurors (sometimes referred to as veniremen).  … Continue reading

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