Publications

Articles on Juries

Impeaching Jury Verdicts for Juror Misconduct and Prejudicial Influence

By Hon. Denise M. O’Malley
October
2000
Article
Page 568
A judge's perspective on how courts do—and should—respond to alleged juror misconduct and prejudice.

Former Judge’s Perspective on Voir Dire

By Randall A. Bono
September
2000
Article
Page 520
The case for allowing lawyers to conduct their own questioning of prospective jurors.

The Case for Making Pre-Impact Fear Compensable in Survival Actions

By Jeffrey J. Kroll
August
2000
Article
Page 462
The author argues that Illinois should follow other states and make pre-impact fear compensable.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
August
2000
Column
Page 434
You still have the right to remain silent; UPL and in-house counsel; and more.

Trial court did not improperly dismiss potential juror in death penalty case

August
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 438
On June 15, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed first degree murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery convictions against Paris D. Sims, as well as a death sentence ordered by the circuit court of St. Clair County.

Effective Closing Arguments in DUI Jury Cases

By Donald J. Ramsell
May
2000
Article
Page 285
Tried-and-true techniques for DUI "breath" and "refusal" trials.

Correspondence from Our Readers

April
2000
Column
Page 186
More on instructing jurors before opening statements

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Mark S. Mathewson
April
2000
Column
Page 192
What hath Tosado wrought? What do jurors think? Granny gives a gift; and more.

Helping Jurors Listen: Early Jury Instructions and Supreme Court Rule 239

By Susan M. Brazas
February
2000
Article
Page 80
How and why to present instructions to jurors before opening statements.

Bringing an ERISA Claim: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Mark D. DeBofsky
January
2000
Article
Page 20
A practice-oriented review of one of the most important, but least understood, federal laws.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
January
2000
Column
Page 10
Losing the right to a jury trial — is it malpractice?

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
November
1999
Column
Page 570
Watch out, HMOs.

Statewide grand jury permitted for certain computer facilitated sex offenses ; P.A. 91-225

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
Public Act 91-225 permits the creation of a ``multicounty Statewide Grand Jury'' to ``investigate, indict, and prosecute'' certain sex offenses when they are facilitated by the use of a computer.

Jury Selection in Y2K Cases

By Rodney R. Nordstrom
October
1999
Column
Page 547
The Year 2000 litigation boom is coming soon; here are pointers for picking the right jury for your Y2K client.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
September
1999
Column
Page 454
"Same part of the body'' rule update.

Generation X and Civil Juries

By LaDonna Carlton
August
1999
Column
Page 436
GenXers are a different breed of jurors than their boomer counterparts.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
July
1999
Column
Page 348
Different rulings on the same-part-of-the-body rule.

The Dilemma of Jury Instructions in Federal Employment Discrimination Cases

By Chief Judge Joe Billy McDade, Robin Washburne Cozette, and Kimberly Prince Klein
May
1999
Article
Page 276
A review of the murky law in this area, with model jury instructions and special interrogatories to guide practitioners.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
February
1999
Column
Page 70
No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...

Closing Arguments in Civil Trials: How Far Can Lawyers Go?

By Jeffrey K. Kroll
December
1998
Article
Page 666
Find out what you can and can't say in that all-important last statement to the jury.

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