nEach lawyer may exercise a number of
peremptory challenges, that
is requests to excuse prospective jurors for no particular reason; however, a juror cannot be excused on basis of race or gender.
nIn addition, each lawyer can ask the court to
excuse any prospective
juror whose responses indicate a relationship to the parties or their lawyers or because bias would prevent a juror
from being impartial.
nOnce the jury is selected, the judge or court
clerk administers an
oath of office.