Voir Dire is the name given to jury selection. In Criminal Court, 6 jurors are chosen and 1 or 2 alternates. In Supreme Court, 12 jurors and 2 to 4 alternates are chosen. When prospective jurors are brought to the courtroom, the judge will explain certain principles of law, and question the prospective jurors. The Assistant District Attorney (ADA) then questions the jurors. After the ADA has finished, the defense attorney asks further questions. Out of earshot of the jury and following established rules, the attorneys will excuse jurors they believe should not sit on the case. The remaining jurors are sworn. The process continues until the full number of jurors and alternates is chosen.