Jurors Should Have An Active Role In Trials

Law360, New York (December 15, 2017, 11:40 AM EST) -- We tell jurors how important they are to the successful implementation of our judicial system, but oftentimes we do not treat jurors with the reverence they deserve. We talk the talk, but it’s time to walk the walk. We want to advocate three simple improvements to our jury system that will give jurors an active voice and role in our civil and criminal jury trials.

First, jurors should be allowed and encouraged to take notes and to use their notes during deliberations. While most courts allow...
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