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May 01, 2018

What Judges Can Do to Preserve Jury Trials

By Stephen Susman

As someone who has tried cases for 50 years and has most recently served as the executive director of the Civil Jury Project at New York University School of Law, I have become convinced that trial judges hold the keys to preserving a viable public dispute resolution system in general and jury trials in particular. Here are some things they can do now, without any change in the laws or rules, to reduce the expense and increase the reliability of public trials:

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