Question of the Week
Would You Pick a Lawyer to Serve on a Jury?
Posted Sep 6, 2007 9:15 AM CST
By Molly McDonough
Time and again lawyers, especially high-profile lawyers, are excluded from sitting on juries. (Last week Janet Reno was passed up for service, and while Michael Bloomberg—not a lawyer—recently missed out, his predecessor Rudy Giuliani served as jury foreman.) This is despite efforts by the ABA and others to keep occupation out of the jury service equation.
But this got us thinking about whether you would value a lawyer’s perspective in the case in front of you.
So we’re wondering: Why would or wouldn’t you seat a lawyer on your next jury?
Answer in the comments section below.
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