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THE RIGHT TO A CONSTITUTIONAL JURY WHEN ALLOWING JURORS WITH ACTUAL BIAS TO SERVE ON THE JURY

I published an article in the May 2019 edition of NW Lawyer, our state bar publication, about our statutes which allow a juror with actual bias to serve on the jury. The title is “Washington Law On Jury Challenges for … Continue reading

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THE TRIAL – A BBC LOOK AT THE JURY SYSTEM

In May 2017 British television broadcast a five part series about a fictional murder case called The Trial. The witnesses were all actors. The judge and the barristers, however, were actually professionals in the British legal system. The judge was … Continue reading

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SEVEN BASIC RULES FOR CONDUCTING VOIR DIRE CORRECTLY

Conducting a helpful as well as a  meaningful voir dire examination is both an art and a skill. However, however there are some fundamental rules for doing it right. Here are seven basic rules for conducting a good voir dire. … Continue reading

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