Articles on Jury Trial

Could summary jury trials provide a lower-cost litigation alternative? By Patrick J. Arnold, Jr. Federal Civil Practice, March 2011 A summary jury trial is nonbinding and is intended to be a flexible process. An abbreviated procedure is used, whereby the advisory jury may hear only lawyers' arguments, or may also hear some testimony from witnesses for both sides.
Bench and Bar highlights trial and appellate practice at CLE Fest By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, June 2010 Save the date for the 3rd Annual CLE Fest, with three programs sponsored by the Bench & Bar Section.
Practical jury trial tips to improve your litigation practice By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, February 2010 Jury trials come in all shapes and sizes. Since the players, facts and awards differ, attorneys must approach each case anew. Never assume you can “wing it” because you have over 20 years of experience in the courtroom, or a partner told you not to worry about it. Too many cases are won or lost because of an attorney’s lack of preparation, or worse, lack of knowledge about the law.
A question of right? Jury trials in garnishment proceedings By Crystal Correa Bench and Bar, September 2009 Garnishment orders are normally served on banks, insurance companies and other third parties that might hold assets for a judgment debtor. On occasion, third party garnishees, when filing an answer to interrogatories, also file a jury demand. But are parties entitled to a jury trial during garnishment proceedings?
Changes on the horizon for trial lawyers: The Seventh Circuit’s Jury Trial Project By Mark L. Karno Tort Law, September 2006 I recently participated in a jury trial in front of Judge James F. Holderman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.

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