Sunday, November 18, 2007
Amy Koltz at the American Lawyer has an article titled, A Jury Without Peer, that places you in the jury room during the decision-making process of the trial of AOL employees. It is truly an extraordinary piece, detailing the reactions of lay jurors to a white collar case. It is an excellent read for what works and what does not work in these cases. Most important is that it emphasizes the need for professionalism and that credibility of the case may rest on the how the prosecution handles its deals, its presentation of evidence, and the courtroom presentation. One has to respect the jury in this case.
(esp) (w/ a hat tip to Attorney Hank Asbill)