Experimenting with jury trial innovations

to improve the trial process for all participants.

Jury Trial Innovations in New York State: A Practical Guide for Trial Judges
This short pamphlet summarizes authority and suggested procedures for implementing jury questions, notetaking, voir dire openings and written jury instructions. A useful tool for anyone interested in these jury practices. Hard copy available upon request. Contact acoleman@courts.state.ny.us.

Final Report of the Committees of the Jury Trial Project
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Bibliography - Jury Innovations Resources

***New April 2007*** State of the States Survey of Jury Improvements (National Center for State Courts),

Recent Articles on Jury Trial Innovation in New York State

Chief Judge Kaye, My Life as Chief Judge: The Chapter on Juries, 78 NYSBA Journal 10 (October 2006)

Chief Judge Kaye, 2005: A Banner Year for Juries, 77 NYSBA Journal 20 (May 2005)

Hon. Phylis Skloot Bamberger, Jury Voir Dire in Criminal Cases, 78 NYSBA Journal 24 (October 2006)

John Caher, Judge Recounts Success With Juror Questioning, N Y Law Journal, April 13, 2005

Terry Carter, The Verdict on Juries, ABA Journal, April 2005

Hon. Cheryl Chambers, Voir Dire Opening Statements Presented to Potential Jurors, Monroe Daily Record, April 29, 2005

Paula Hannaford-Agor and Christopher Connelly - Jury Innovations in Practice: The Experience in New York and Elsewhere, 78 NYSBA Journal 19 (October 19)

Elissa Krauss, The Latest in Juries: What's Happening Around the Country That's of Interest to New York Judges and Lawyers, 78 NYSBA Journal 16 (October 2006)

Elissa Krauss, Jury Trial Innovations in New York State, 77 NYSBA Journal 22 (May 2005)

Stephan Landsman - An Experiment in Large Juries in Civil Trials, 78 NYSBA Journal 21 (October 2006)

Mary McDonough, Summary Time Blues, ABA Journal, October 2004

Hon. Michael McKeon, How Experience Changed My Practice in Juror Note-Taking, Monroe Daily Record, April 29, 2005

Shari Seidman Diamond - Juror Questions at Trial: In Principle and In Fact, 78 NYSBA Journal 23 (October 2006)