Wistful Trial Lawyers Miss The Jury Most Of All

Law360 (February 26, 2021, 6:01 PM EST) -- It's desperate times for the jury trial.

These days, many trial lawyers are finding themselves forced into difficult constitutional decisions, unable to get cases settled or just plain missing performing for an audience of more than one. All in all, trial attorneys are noticing a jury-shaped hole in their hearts.

The lack of jury trials in civil cases in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic is driving some lawyers crazy. Matthew Haicken, a personal injury lawyer, said that bench trials are a poor substitute.

"Juries are the voice of the community. And giving things to a judge rather than a jury...

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