Title 15, Chapter 12, Section 11
(a) In all counties having a population of 600,000 or more according
to the United States decennial census of 1990 or any future such
census, the judges of the superior court of such counties, by a
majority vote of all of them, shall have the power to appoint a jury
clerk and such other personnel as may be deemed necessary or
advisable to dispatch the work of the court. The appointments to
such positions and the compensation therefor shall be determined by
the judges without regard to any other system or rules, such
personnel to serve at the pleasure of the judges. The salaries and
expenses of the personnel and any attendant expense of
administration of the courts are determined to be contingent expense
of court and shall be paid as provided by law for the payment of
contingent expenses. The duties of the personnel shall be as
prescribed by the judges.
(b) All prospective jurors in all counties may be required to answer
written questionnaires, as may be determined and submitted by the
judges of such counties, concerning their qualifications as jurors.
In propounding the questions, the judges may consider the
suggestions of counsel. In the questionnaire and during voir dire
examination, judges should ensure that the privacy of prospective
jurors is reasonably protected and that the questioning by counsel
is consistent with the purpose of the voir dire process.
(c) In the event any prospective juror fails or refuses to answer
the questionnaire, the jury clerk shall report the failure or
refusal to the court together with the facts concerning the same,
and the court shall have such jurisdiction as is provided by law for
subpoena, attachment, and contempt powers.
(d) This Code section shall be supplemental to other provisions of
law, with a view toward efficient and orderly handling of jury
selection and the administration of justice.