(a) Examination of Jurors and Challenges for Cause

The court will question the entire array of jurors to determine whether any jurors should be eliminated for cause.  When the court completes its questions of the entire array, the clerk will draw by lot the total number of jurors necessary to select the trial panel.  As each prospective juror is called, the court will determine whether the prospective juror should be questioned individually.  The court will question jurors individually at the bench in the presence of counsel.  Counsel shall make any challenge to a prospective juror for cause at the bench after the court has completed its examination of the prospective juror.  The court may modify this practice in any case where the court determines that such modification is warranted.