Juries Act, 1927

Time for preparation of panel of jurors for Circuit Court.

38.—(1) Not less than fourteen days before the commencement of every sittings of the Circuit Court during which jurors will be required to be in attendance in the Court, the empanelling officer or the respective empanelling officers for the jury district or jury districts from which the jurors for such sittings are required by this Act to be drawn shall prepare (if necessary, in consultation) a panel of jurors for such sittings and shall include in such panel such number of jurors as shall in the opinion of such empanelling officer or such empanelling officers in consultation be reasonably sufficient, having regard to all probable contingencies, for the trial of all such issues as will require to be tried in the Court with a jury during such sittings.

(2) A sittings of the Circuit Court for the disposal of business of which different portions will require the attendance in Court of jurors drawn from different areas shall for the purpose of this section be deemed to be a number of distinct sittings, each of such distinct sittings being for the disposal only of so much of the said business as will require the attendance in Court of jurors drawn from one area.