Deselection Voir Dire Workshop

Join us on May 4 in Everett to learn about and practice the deselection method of voir dire.
When May 04, 2018
from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-623-1302
Attendees Attendance at WACDL seminars is limited to WACDL members and those eligible for WACDL membership. Lawyers, law students, and non-lawyers are eligible for WACDL membership if they are not now engaged full or part-time in the prosecution or law enforcement investigation of criminal cases, and if they are not engaged in a full-time judicial function.
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Program Details

Jon Scott will lead participants at a full-day workshop on using the deselection (e.g., Colorado) method of voir dire. We will ask participants to review some material and a short sample case in advance.

The program will include lecture and demos.  In addition, participants will prepare and conduct jury selection based on a sample case – with the instructor and other participants providing feedback.

We'll also discuss new legislation regarding jury selection: HB 2398 (effective June 7), expands jury selection provisions to prohibit exclusion based on creed; honorably discharged veteran or military status; sexual orientation; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal.  We'll go over what the bill says, and discuss how this will change the practice of voir dire.

And we'll address the new GR 37 court rule on jury selection.

Register now to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about this method of jury selection, and to practice before using it in one of your trials.

Our Faculty

Jon Scott has been representing individuals accused of crimes in Washington trial courts since 1999.  Jon grew up in Montana and is a former United States Marine.  He is a graduate of the Seattle University School of Law.  He is qualified to represent individuals under SPRC 2 charged with capital offenses.  He has attended the National College of Capital Voir Dire Training in Boulder, Colorado twice to learn the Colorado method of deselection.

In his own words he is a “revolutionary who just wants to burn the whole thing down.” Jon works at the Snohomish County Public Defender Association. He handles a full felony caseload consisting mostly of individuals accused of the most serious of felony allegations.


Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave in Everett. The seminar will be held on the first floor in Room 1, on the west side of the partitioned room (building/parking map here).  Parking is available in the Snohomish County Garage.

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