Tag Archives: legal process

Can individuals adequately represent themselves in court?

Post by Randall Ryder A recent report indicated that more and more individuals are representing themselves in court. In particular, the study indicated that individuals were representing themselves in many areas of consumer law. According to the judges were polled as…

Defendant granted new trial after judge fails to administer proper oath to jury

In a decision that establishes attorneys always need to pay attention to the details, the Michigan Court of Appeals has determined that failing to administer the proper oath is grounds for a new trial. The judge had the panel of…

Should Twitter be part of jury instructions?

The Committee on Court Administration and Case Management suggests that jury instructions should include specific prohibitions against Twitter, among other things. The recent proposal was driven by increasing juror misfeasance, in the form of using smartphones to do research or…