There are two kinds of trials in the U.S. — bench trials and jury trials. Unless a party asks for a jury, civil cases that proceed to trial will most likely be tried without a jury. This is even more so now that courts are postponing jury trials to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
It is, therefore, crucial for legal practitioners to be conversant with the nuances of a non-jury trial. Failure to understand and respond to the unique challenges posed by these nuances can hamper a practitioner’s chance of winning a case.
In this LIVE Webcast, seasoned trial attorneys Paul Sinclair (Sandberg Phoenix) and Peter Turner (Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis) will provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of how to handle non-jury trials. They will dig deeper as they analyze the latest trends, developments, and challenges in this field of litigation. Speakers will also offer effective litigation practices to help practitioners ensure that they are positioned for success even during a pandemic.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Jury Trials vs Non-Jury Trials
- Non-Jury Trials: Common Risks and Pitfalls
- Key Takeaways from Notable Cases
- COVID-19 Non-Jury Trials
- Best Litigation Practices