A blog about the very small percentage of jurors who fail to follow the judge's instructions, including doing independent Internet research, using social media (such as Facebook) to contact parties and lawyers, and blogging about the trial. Juror misconduct frequently results in mistrials and a waste of resources. Links will be provided to sample jury summonses, jury instructions, and other resources to improve juror education and minimize juror misconduct, thereby promoting fairness of trials.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Don't Think Teens (and Jurors) Can Be Addicted to Their Smart Phones?
Just read this story and consider that we quite often having 18-20 year olds on our jury panels during voir dire: