Northern District Proposes To Educate Potential Jurors About Unconscious Bias

Comment Deadline October 5, 2018

The Northern District is considering an initiative designed to educate potential jurors about the role of unconscious bias in the work of juries. Beginning Monday, December 3, 2018, the Court intends to play a 6-minute video entitled Understanding the Effects of Unconscious Bias to potential jurors before the jury selection process.

The Court invites members of the bar and the public to view the video and provide comments on its content and/or proposed use. Comments regarding the video may be submitted via email no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on October 5, 2018 to

Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice may be published on the Court's website or otherwise released to the public.