Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Limited

Selection, Eligibility and Exemption of Juror’s

ALSWA Response to the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia’s Discussion Paper – February 2010

This submission provided comment on the juror selection process and eligibility for jury service of people from various specific occupations. ALSWA supports the retention of five peremptory challenges for all accused to assist in removing perceived bias. ALSWA supports the Law Reform Commission’s recommendations that jury vetting be precluded by prohibiting the Director of Public Prosecutions from accessing the criminal record of potential jurors and by only releasing the jury pool list to prosecutors and defence on the morning of the trial.

Selection Eligibility Exemption of Jurors WA.pdf (358.95Kb)

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