Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Impanel: jury box


The act of the clerk of the court in making up a list of the jurors who have been selected for the trial of a particular cause. All the steps of ascertaining who shall be the proper jurors to sit in the trial of a particular case up to the final formation.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


v. to select and install a jury. (See: impaneling, jury)

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

TO IMPANEL, practice. The writing the names of a jury on a schedule, by the sheriff or other officer lawfully authorized.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
impaneled, the amendment instead limits the expansion of equity and
More recently, Clinton used an executive order to impanel an advisory board on race that focused on how to nurture "one America.''
trial, it could impanel an expert jury just as it did in 1794--in
(171) This difficulty meant that the court occasionally fudged qualifications to assure that a jury could be impaneled. In Nushagak, the voir dire of jurors never delved into legal residency because most cannery superintendents, foremen, or clerks could not have sworn under oath that they were legal Alaska residents.
More and more often, companies facing the types of issues that the hypothetical raises impanel special committees, hire independent law firms, and appoint new directors.
Also prompting the change in emphasis has been the high cost of punitive as compared to preventive solutions, and the continuing futility of attempts to impanel veniremembers who have strong incentives not to serve.
These excluded jurors are not a distinctive group, and a state has the right to impanel a single jury that can impartially decide all the issues in a case.
Besides, at the risk of over-thinking things, if "She Got the Look" truly wanted to teach women to love themselves for who they are as they grow older, why impanel these contestants and then immediately begin making them over?
Attorney's office to impanel a federal grand jury to investigate Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty/USA.
At the end of the year, we impanel judges from across the healthcare IT spectrum to read and evaluate all What Works articles published during the calendar year, and to determine for us the top three winners and honorable mention awards from among that year's contenders.
They filed a Petition against the hospital in its capacity as a qualified health care provider to Impanel a Medical Malpractice Review Panel with the Patient's Compensation Fund Oversight Board.
People, the Colorado court discussed the nature of capital punishment in light of the following amended capital statute: If any person indicted for murder shall plead guilty to the indictment, the court shall thereupon impanel a jury, as in other cases, to whom shall be submitted, as the sole issue in the case, the question whether the killing was murder in the first or second degree.