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Superior Court Criminal Jury Trial Issues – Dealing Effectively with Challenging Issues Arising in Criminal Jury Trials

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Social Law Library and the Flaschner Judicial Institute

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


* This is a bench/bar program. *

Program Faculty:

Judge Kenneth Fishman
Judge Peter Lauriat, Co-Chair
ADA Kate McDougall, Essex County
Judge Rosalind Miller
Robert Sheketoff, Esq.
Judge Kathe Tuttman
Judge Douglas Wilkins, Co-Chair

Both seasoned Superior Court judges and savvy members of the trial bar will provide practical advice on a wide range of common and complex issues that often arise over the course of criminal jury trials. A sample of advanced jury issues to be discussed are:

  • Pre-trial motions, voir dire requests, jury questionnaires and unusual motions-in-limine, etc.
  • Methods of jury empanelment, for cause and peremptory challenges, etc.
  • Proper and improper opening statement and closing arguments, etc.
  • Curative instructions, and maintaining juror impartiality in the digital age, etc.
  • New approaches to instructing the jury, etc.
  • Post-verdict communications with jurors
  • And much more…

This program was designed by the Social Law Library for attorneys, but judges are welcome to attend.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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