Section Newsletter Articles on Juries

A constitutional question about reduced jury size By Robert T. Park Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2015 Public Act 98-1132 goes into effect June 1, 2015. Trial lawyers will be keenly interested in the Act’s change to 735 ILCS 5/2-1105(b), which provides: “All jury cases shall be tried by a jury of 6.”
Letter to the Editor By Hon. Eugene G. Doherty Tort Law, December 2012 A reader's response to “Authoritative texts: Expert witnesses are allowed to read to the jury the contents of inadmissible scientific and medical literature as the basis for an opinion” which was published in the November issue of this newsletter.
Exploring the relatively unknown jury of peers By Madalyn Phillips Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2012 An examination of Peer Juries, also often referred to as Youth Courts, Youth Juries, or Teen Courts.
Beyond the verdict III: Jurors pick parts of trial By Hon. James Varga Bench and Bar, January 2012 In this third installment of the insightful series that aims to understand jurors and their thoughts, jurors in this study were asked to identify the most influential part of a jury trial. The results may come as a surprise to some. 
Beyond the verdict II: Jurors evaluate By Hon. James Varga Bench and Bar, October 2011 In part one of this article the author described the procedure and results of from 10 jury trials. In this second part, the author explains the significance of the results.
Beyond the verdict: Jurors speak out By Hon. James Varga Bench and Bar, June 2011 In the first part of this article, the procedure and results of from 10 jury trials are described. In the second part, the significance of the results is explained.