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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

Jury Trial Experiments Up for Demonstration and Debate at National Symposium on the American Jury Sy

Should trial lawyers be allowed to make daily or weekly closing or opening comments to a jury? Should the judge give an opening talk about the nature of the case? What about putting expert witnesses on in a back-to-back manner?

Changes of the sort described above, and more, will be presented and debated at the 2012 National Symposium on the American Jury System at Northwestern University School of Law on Oct. 4 and 5. There is no fee, and CLE credits will be provided. The symposium is organized by professor Shari Seidman Diamond of Northwestern’s law school and N. D. Ill. Chief Judge James F. Holderman.

The full schedule and registration information is available at

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