So three or four years ago I was at a CLE (Continuing Legal Education seminar) and the topic was Voir Dire. One of the judges on the panel said something to the effect of, "you can do your voir dire in limericks for all I care, just ask the right questions!" Aaaaand my head was down for the rest of the class, writing voir dire limericks. I even sent a few of the best to said judge, who, I recall, enjoyed them and forwarded them on to the rest of the panel. Thursday's dVerse prompt happened to be "write a limerick" and it made me remember those voir dire limericks and decide to dig them up and share at least one of them with you. What is voir dire, you ask? Just read the poem! And if you want more, let me know and I'll post more.
Voir Dire Limerick #1
"Voir Dire" means "jury selection,"
where the lawyer roots out bias with questions.
Today she must find a juror
who understands furor
or her client will be sent to corrections.