Research guides

Pennsylvania Jury Practice

Jury Practice

The following resources include information related to jury practice in Pennsylvania. The resources include sources available on Jenkins' member databases and in print in the library. Onsite Lexis and Westlaw access is noted when available.

Forms

The following resources include sample forms related to jury practice in Pennsylvania.

Additional resources may also include forms. See the other pages of this guide for a list of additional resources.

PA Legal Forms
Includes "Voir Dire Examination".

Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers.
See Chapter 149: Pretrial and Trial Matters.

West's Pennsylvania Forms West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
In the "Civil Procedure" volumes, search the index for Jury to find relevant sections.

Member Databases

The following member databases include information related to jury practice in Pennsylvania. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access these databases. These databases are also available in the library.

PA Legal Forms
Includes "Voir Dire Examination".

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. See "Jury" (vol. 29). Additional material may be available in "Criminal" (vols. 17-20) and "Trial" (vol. 50). Use the index to find additional references.
Also on the library's Lexis computers and in print.

Onsite Print & Electronic

The following print resources include information related to jury practice in Pennsylvania. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers.
See Chapter 149: Pretrial and Trial Matters.

Goodrich-Amram 2d: Procedural Rules Service, with Forms West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
Search the index for Jury and Jury Trial to find relevant sections. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Criminal Practice West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 27: Trial, §§ 27:9 - 27:19. Additional sections may also be relevant; use the index to find additional material.
Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers and the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See "Jury". Additional material may be available in "Criminal" and "Trial". Use the index to find additional references. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Trial Advocacy Handbook Bisel
See Chapter 7: The Jury.

Pennsylvania Trial Guide: Criminal Bisel
Search the index for Jury to find relevant sections.
Library also has previous editions: see all.

Pennsylvania Trial Guide: Trial Procedure Bisel
Search the index for Jury and Jurors to find relevant sections.
Library has previous editions: see all.

Standard Pennsylvania Practice 2d West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See chapters 46-48 and 57-59. Use the index to find additional chapters. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Summary of Pennsylvania Jurisprudence 2d West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
Search the index for Jury and Jury Trial to find relevant sections. Library also has previous edition.

Trial Handbook for Pennsylvania Lawyers West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 36: Conduct of Jury. Use the index to find additional chapters.
Library also has previous editions: see all.

West's Pennsylvania Forms West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
In the "Civil Procedure" volumes, search the index for Jury to find relevant sections.

Onsite Philadelphia Resources

Some county specific resources include information relating to jury practice in that county. Listed below are resources specific to Philadelphia. For a list of resources for other Pennsylvania counties, see the Pennsylvania County Practice research guide.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual Pennsylvania Bar Institute
See Chapter 8: Major Jury Cases. Additional material may be available in Chapter 14: Trials and Evidence. Use the index to find additional references.
See the Forms section for related forms, including "Case Management Conference Memorandum" and "Case Management Order".
Library has previous editions: see all.