Jurors Tweeting Their Way to Trouble: Social Media, the Internet and Jury Trials

Join us for a complimentary webinar sponsored by the Federal Bar Associations’ Federal Litigation Section. Jury trials are becoming more rare and more expensive. The last thing you as the trial attorney need is a mistrial after all of the preparation and expense. In today’s modern society the use of social media and the Internet by jurors is leading to all sorts of problems in trial. Federal judges are keenly aware of the pitfall based on a recent study by the Federal Judicial Center. Beyond the threats posed, the Internet offers important opportunities in the area of jury selection. Tune in and be on the cutting edge of this important topic. During this webinar, our panel will discuss:

  • Problems with jurors inappropriately accessing social media and the Internet
  • How to use the Internet to help in jury selection
  • Examples of situations from actual trials
  • How federal judges and attorneys are taking pro-active and preventive steps
  • Practical advice for trial attorneys

Speakers:

The Honorable Michelle H. Burns
United States Magistrate Judge
United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Jeffrey T. Frederick, Ph.D.

Director, Jury Research Services
National Legal Research Group, Inc.

Collin Hite, Partner
Toxic Torts & Environmental Department
McGuireWoods LLP

Approximately one week prior to the webinar, you will receive registration confirmation, a web address access link, and log-in instructions. 1.5 hours of CLE credit pending.

Early online registration at the Federal Bar Association website is recommended due to limited space.

DATE:

Apr 25 2012 – 12:30pm – 2:00pm

PLACE:

Webinar

CONTACT:

Jenny Bosak at 571-481-9118

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