Now that Massachusetts attorneys are
allowed to question prospective jurors in civil and criminal trials
throughout the Superior Court, the Massachusetts Bar Association
hosted a Voir Dire Training on March 16. Attendees had the
opportunity to learn how to conduct voir dire from experts
who have used it successfully. Panelists included (bottom row from
left): Suffolk Superior Court Judge Maynard Kirpalani; Annette
Gonthier-Kiely, Esq.; Suffolk Superior Court Judge Bonnie
MacLeod-Mancuso; and Program Chair and MBA President Marsha V.
Kazarosian, Esq. Additional panelists were (top row from left):
Carolyn McGowan, Esq.; MBA Past President Douglas K. Sheff, Esq.;
and Suffolk Superior Court Judge Peter Lauriat.