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Section Newsletter Articles on Jury Questions

New Supreme Court Rule on juror questions presents opportunities for trial lawyers By Daniel Thies Young Lawyers Division, April 2013 Juror questions are likely to become a standard part of the jury trial of the future. Every trial lawyer should be ready to take advantage of this unique window into the jury’s thought process.
Supreme Court allows juror questioning of witnesses: New Supreme Court Rule 243 By Mark Rouleau Civil Practice and Procedure, April 2012 The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted a new rule, S.C.R. 243, which takes effect July 1, 2012.
Outgoing chair’s column: Jury questions—Should they be allowed? By Michael K. Goldberg General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2011 There is legislation currently pending that would allow jurors to present questions during a civil trial. Voice your opinions on the issue in the reader comments at the end of this article.