Category: Trial Law

November 17, 2017 Trial Law

What Happens During Jury Deliberations?

Have you been summoned for jury duty? You may feel apprehension about your service. Prospective jurors often wonder about what kinds of questions the lawyers will ask, what actually happens in a trial, and what happens during jury deliberations. What Happens During Jury Deliberations? After the conclusion of closing arguments from both sides, the presiding…

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November 3, 2017 Trial Law

What Can a Juror Expect from Trial?

If you’ve received a jury summons or have already been selected to sit on a jury, you’re probably wondering what you can expect from a trial. The flow of a trial is similar in criminal and civil cases, with some very important distinctions. When it comes to criminal trials, you will be asked to determine…

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November 2, 2017 Trial Law

What Actually Happens in a Trial

We have all seen dramatic courtroom scenes play out on TV and in movies. From Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) screaming “You can’t handle the truth!” in a Few Good Men to Vinny Gambini (Joe Pesci) being berated in open court for his poor wardrobe choices in My Cousin Vinny — we’ve been served a false…

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October 17, 2017 Trial Law

Jury Duty: What Kinds of Questions Will Lawyers Ask Me?

Jury duty is something that makes many people nervous. The courthouse procedures, the judge sitting stoically in a black robe, and the formality of the courtroom process can be intimidating. However, serving on a jury is an important civic duty. Typically the jury pool is drawn randomly from drivers license records or voting registration lists,…

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September 12, 2017 Trial Law

What Is An Expert Witness? Who Pays For Them?

Expert witness testimony often plays an important role in personal injury cases. Whether the case goes to trial or settles beforehand, the case can hinge on the findings of an expert witness. What is an expert witness? An expert witness is a person who is permitted to testify at trial because of special knowledge or…

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