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Trial By Fire: Ten Things To Help You Prepare For Your First Jury Trial

I’ve decided to deviate from my normal musings on recent court decisions and focus on something a little closer to home: My first solo trial. 2,776 more words

A look at Racial Disparities in Jury Selection

My friend, fellow BU LAW classmate Jenn Rolnick Borchetta, was on MSNBC discussing racial disparities in jury selection. The problem is twofold: 1. There is a concern that discrimination in jury selection will deny people their Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial and, 2. 65 more words

Criminal Law

Plotting Your Strategy: Does Your Trial Have a Theme?

​A theme acts as the unifying thread of your case. It is a thing that motivates the jurors to take action. Your theme needs to be integrated into your jury void dire, opening statement, direct and cross-examination, closing argument and jury instructions. 658 more words

Trial Advocacy

AT THE DEEP END OF THE JURY POOL

I’ve been called to jury duty often. Jury duty is the price you pay for voting because potential jurors are chosen from voter registrations lists. I’m sure they call us in alphabetical order. 609 more words

Anecdote

I've Been Called for Jury Service... What Do I Do Now?

THOMAS JEFFERSON (1789): “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” 702 more words

Jury Selection

5 Mistakes Just About All Trial Attorneys Make in Jury Selection (yep, maybe you, too)

Here is a partial list of mistakes that nearly all trial attorneys make:

1. Not Knowing the Actual LAW of Jury Selection.

I get blank stares from attorneys when I talk about the actual statutes that govern jury selection — which could well give us good things our party is entitled to under the law. 1,298 more words

Writings

History Senryū 10 Jul 2015

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