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Jury Picked To Hear Little Falls Murder Case

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Court officials say a jury has been picked to hear the case of a Little Falls homeowner who claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed two teens who entered his home. 104 more words


Mini Opening for Voir Dire

As they say, never miss a chance to make a good first impression. If the judge permits it, take the opportunity to address prospective jurors before the oral questioning phase of the voir dire has begun. 554 more words

Legal Topics

A Hung Jury: When a Stalemate Becomes Your Best Option.

Hung juries are generally considered to be a rare outcome to a trial. However, even though it is not a true resolution, it can be considered your best outcome. 842 more words

Trial Advocacy

Jury Selection - How To Recognize A Bad Apple When You See One.

One Bad Apple Can Spoil the Whole Bunch. When Should a Juror, Not Be a Juror? by Richard A. Cook, The Barrister’s Toolbox – A Resource for Trial Advocacy… 93 more words

Trial Tips And Techniques

Mistrial declared in Raleigh Oakwood home invasion trial

RALEIGH (WTVD) — A judge has declared a mistrial and will separate the cases of two brothers accused of a home invasion style robbery in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood that left a man paralyzed. 387 more words

Jury Nullification Secret Sneaking Out Of The Bag.

Treat Nullification as a Known Option, by Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm, Persuasive Litigator


Jury nullification is treated as a deep and dangerous secret. The idea that a jury can decide to follow its own moral guidance instead of following the law, is the legal doctrine that dare not speak its name, at least not anywhere near a courtroom.

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Trial Tips And Techniques

Making Jury Selection Personal

Recently, I represented a client in a jury trial. I’ve done a lot of jury trials before, but this was my first time in front of this particular judge. 1,175 more words

Trial Practice