886 ABA Journal Juries articles.
May 10, 2021 1:31 PM CDT
Evidential essentials: How witnesses can make or break a case
It was a cold Canadian winter morning. But let me get back to that in a moment. The success of your case often gets down to three things: witnesses, witnesses and witnesses. Good advocacy helps, too, but that generally means marshaling good witnesses.
Apr 15, 2021 10:04 AM CDT
Evidence of jury racial bias in civil trial requires hearing, 6th Circuit says, citing ‘crackhead’ assumption
A federal trial court must hold a hearing to examine potential jury bias after one woman said jurors considered the Black plaintiff to be "a crackhead" and referred to his lawyers as the "Cosby Show," a federal appeals court has ruled.
Apr 7, 2021 2:01 PM CDT
Reluctant trial witnesses should disclose vaccination status to judge, motion says
Witnesses who want to avoid in-person testimony at an upcoming trial should disclose their vaccination status and explain their bid to testify remotely, according to a motion filed in a suit alleging retirement-plan mismanagement.
Mar 31, 2021 12:15 PM CDT
Mar 22, 2021 12:19 PM CDT
A convicted former currency trader has filed an appeal partly based on podcasts by an unhappy juror during the federal trial in New York City. Akshay Aiyer has contended that a juror’s podcasts were “a flagrant violation of the judge’s instructions.”
Mar 16, 2021 9:33 AM CDT
A COVID-19 year in review: Courts, juries and technology
Happy anniversary. It’s been about one year now since the world was introduced to the coronavirus pandemic. What else can we say? This is as good a time as any to reflect on the changes to the world, especially to the world of law.
Mar 10, 2021 12:33 PM CST
Interested in infectious disease litigation? Before you accept a case, read this
When Davis M. Walsh and Samuel L. Tarry began assembling Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law, and Procedure, they had no idea a pandemic was soon going to make the topic more relevant than ever.
Mar 10, 2021 12:10 PM CST
So far, 9 jurisdictions have plan for remote bar exam in July
California’s July 2021 bar exam will be remote, the California Supreme Court announced Friday. The first testing day,…
Mar 2, 2021 4:45 PM CST
Since his early days as a lawyer, Wisconsin criminal defense attorney Chad Lanning has been troubled that the state’s jury instructions were not freely available to the legal community or the general public. As Lanning rose to leadership in the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he turned to Public.Resource.Org’s Carl Malamud for assistance in raising concerns about the issue.
Mar 1, 2021 9:00 AM CST
Feb 18, 2021 12:19 PM CST
How will the ‘Anthony Fauci effect’ influence jurors?
Lawyers and jury consultants are considering whether the COVID-19 pandemic will influence juror attitudes in what Law.com is dubbing the “Anthony Fauci effect.”
Feb 4, 2021 11:04 AM CST
Despite reports from federal courts of in-person jury trials being held safely, many judges across the country are still deliberating whether to hold in-person jury trials at all.
Feb 1, 2021 3:35 AM CST
Jan 29, 2021 9:35 AM CST
Study examines decline in civil and criminal jury trials and how to bring them back
While judges and lawyers view jury trials as slower, less predictable and less cost-effective than other forms of case resolution, they also view them as fair and prefer them over alternatives, according to a national study released in December by the ABA Commission on the American Jury.
Jan 5, 2021 1:27 PM CST
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