On August 23, 2017, I saw something historic happen. I saw jurors receive instructions about how to take steps to prevent the Internet from pushing case-relevant information to them. This instruction was of no small moment since the trial was certain to generate a great deal of media attention. New Jersey’s senior Senator, Robert Menendez, was about to be tried in a Newark, New Jersey federal courtroom for allegedly exerting political influence in exchange for gifts and favors from his co-defendant, ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen.
Abbe David Lowell...Read Full Article >
A Brief Description Of The Conference on Judging In The Digital Age For Judges Of The Second Circuit
Julie Blackman, Ph.D. Senior Vice President of DOAR
I participated in a panel discussion on “Social Media’s Effects on Litigation” at this Conference held on June 8-9, 2017. Other panels dealt with the presence of judges on social media (e.g., should judges tweet?); the “justice” system under the Nazis and the role of German judges; the proper scope of government searches of technological devices;...Read Full Article >
In his new weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches.Read Full Article >