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Jury Management Issues

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Program Materials: Judges must login to download program materials or contact us to request a copy by email.
 

 Program Faculty:

Hon. Catherine K. Byrne
Associate Justice, Boston Municipal Court

Hon. Beverly J. Cannone
Associate Justice, Superior Court

Hon. Dyanne J. Klein
First Justice, Newton District Court

Hon. Peter M. Lauriat
Associate Justice, Superior Court


This half-day program for Massachusetts judges will focus on a variety of practical issues related to jury management in both civil and criminal cases, such as:

  • Approaches to impanelment
  • Conducting individual and lawyer voir dire
  • Problematic challenges based on race or gender (Batson and Soares decisions)
  • Excusing jurors
  • Sleeping, inattentive or disgruntled jurors
  • Giving instructions to the jury
  • Jury questions during trial and deliberation
  • Deadlocked juries
  • Speaking to the jury pool at the start of the day, prior to impanelment, and to a jury after a trial is over

Plus much more!

Come discuss with your colleagues the substantive legal issues and best practices used in conducting jury trials.