20 jurors will be selected for the forthcoming Michael Jackson trial, 12 sitting and 8 in reserve.
Jackson will be present at the jury selection, and all subsequent court hearings.
750 potential jurors will appear before Judge Rodney Melville, to inform the court if they can serve on a trial that may last five months.
They will complete a 7 page questionnaire prepared by defence and prosecution teams, and edited by the judge.
The results will determine who will be eliminated by defence and prosecution. Those remaining in the jury pool, will be called back for further questioning on February 8.