April 11, 2013Comments Off on Trials of the century and juror bias
In a recent book, Lise Pearlman, a former managing partner at Stark, Stewart, Wells & Robinson in Oakland, Calif. and retired presiding judge of the State Bar Court, looks at the 1968 capital murder trial of Black Panther Huey Newton ...
April 25, 2012Comments Off on Study: Jury pool racial makeup has effect on convictions
A study has revealed that the racial makeup of the pool from which juries are selected influences conviction rates – and that having even one African-American member in the pool from which a jury is drawn nearly eliminates the difference.
August 30, 2011Comments Off on Going once, going twice, sold!
Growing up as the son of a cattle trader, some of Rafe Foreman’s fondest childhood memories were of going to cattle auctions with Dad – the welcoming crowds, the excitement of the event and the anticipation of some good Texas ...
July 5, 2011Comments Off on Seven simple steps for picking better juries in short order
While much has been written and discussed about jury selection, the truth is, we make it much more complicated than it needs to be.
Lawyers USA Columnist Richard Gabriel suggests a few basic steps to simplify the process.