Friday, August 20, 2010
For many years I've included the Jury Verdict Reports among the research tools that I share with my students. It's one thing to do a closed or open research memo; it is quite another when you can also see the range of verdicts returned in similar cases. Most students won't learn about jury verdict reporters until they are working in a law firm, but I think it important to teach them about it now. I've never found it difficult to teach and it is well worth the short investment of time.
The Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary next month. The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will host a short program and reception to celebrate this anniversary. The event will be held at The John Marshall Law School on Friday, September 10, 2010.