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Carolina Academic Press has just posted the 2024 Supplement to Jury Selection Handbook and note above that it is offering both the paper and ebook at a discounted price and if you are a professor teaching in the field, you can get a complimentary copy.



Here is the 2024 Supplement to the Jury Selection Handbook:


Jury Selection Handbook

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF

EFFECTIVE JURY SELECTION


2024 SUPPLEMENT


Ronald H. Clark

DISTINGUISHED PRACTITIONER IN RESIDENCE SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW


Thomas M. O'Toole

PRESIDENT SOUND JURY CONSULTING

CAROLINA ACADEMIC PRESS


Copyright © 2024 Carolina Academic Press, LLC All Rights Reserved Carolina Academic Press 700 Kent Street Durham, North Carolina 27701 Telephone (919) 489-7486 Fax (919) 493-5668 E-mail: cap@cap-press.com www.cap-press.com


For the New York Trump “hush money” case, the trial judge – the Honorable Juan M. Merchan, Judge of the Supreme Court of the State of New York – on April 8, 2024 provided counsel for both parties with a letter in which he laid out matters relating to jury selection that was scheduled to begin on April 15, 2024. Judge Merchan’s letter and attachments provide not only insight into how jury selection would be conducted in the People v. Trump case but also examples of subjects covered in Jury Selection Handbook. Judge Merchan’s materials can be helpful in understanding, preparing and conducting jury selection.

The following are topics covered in Judge Mechan’s letter and attachment with references to pages in Jury Selection Handbook where you can read discussion of the topics and find other examples of the subjects under discussion. For example, Judge Merchan provides the People v. Trump juror questionnaire.

The following list provides page references in the Jury Selection Handbook where you can find discussions of the subjects in Judge Merchan’s letter.

TOPIC PAGE REFERENCE

IN JURY SELECTION HANDBOOK


How the Judge Conducts Voir Dire………………….......27-38

The Permissible Scope of Voir Dire…………………………159-273

Grounds for a Challenge for Cause………………………….42-59

The Case Summary Read to the Jury…………………………24-27

Juror Questionnaire…………………………………………..102-105 and 307-313


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Roadways to Justice tells the history of efforts to reform the criminal justice system, and it is somewhat of a memoir. Beginning in 1969, I worked as a prosecutor in the King County Prosecutor’s Office in Seattle Washington for 27 years. Following that for 8 years I was the Senior Training Counsel at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina where state and local prosecutors were trained. During that time, I also served as the program manager of continuing legal education programs for the National College of District Attorneys.

In 2004, I returned to Seattle and have been a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Seattle University Law School where I teach Trial Advocacy, Pretrial Advocacy, Essential Visual Litigation and Technology, and Essential Lawyering Skills. In addition, I’ve taught in over 40 states at continuing legal education course and internationally in the Balkans.

The central focus of Roadways to Justice is how to reform the criminal justice system. The King County Prosecutor’s Office has had remarkable successes in reforming the justice system, and what success the one prosecutor’s office has had provides a roadmap for others who want to make a meaningful difference in the American criminal justice system.

The book has received some really nice reviews like this five-star review:

"For those who doubt the criminal justice hasn’t changed for eons, this book is a must read. The author, a nationally known former prosecutor and educator, outlines through personal experience how the system has evolved in the last 40 years. He paints a picture of how the public prosecutor’s office has played a leadership role in this evolution, from dealing with public corruption, the death penalty and juvenile justice to providing training on a national level to new prosecutors.

"Mr. Clark’s use of actual events and cases in which he was involved brings home how the system can be steered by prosecutors dedicated to doing the right thing."

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