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
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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
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
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
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