The Brave New World of Remote Litigation (3/12/2021)
With hybrid trials currently permissible in Illinois, virtual jury trials may or may not make their way to our circuit courts. Yet in many other jurisdictions, they’re already the new normal. In this program, hear from Judge Karin Crump of Texas, an early adopter of virtual jury trials, and trial consultant Patricia Kuehn on the state of virtual trials in Illinois. The pair will discuss best practices, issues and concerns, and offer suggestions for navigating remote jury selection and jury trials. The conversation will be moderated by Dan Johnson, CEO of JurorSearch, an eVoirDire solution for attorneys and courts.
Patricia (Patty) Kuehn (J.D., M.A.) is a national litigation consultant specializing in fact-finder decision-making. In 2009 the federal court qualified her as an expert in small group decision making (i.e. juries). A veteran of hundreds of cases, she collaborates with legal teams to construct compelling and prevailing litigation strategy, effective witnesses, and courtroom presentations. Ms. Kuehn holds a M.A. in Social Psychology with emphasis on jury decision making, is licensed to practice law in Illinois, and is Past President of the American Society of Trial Consultants.
The Hon. Karin R. Crump is a judge for the 250th District Court in Travis County, Texas. She was elected to the bench in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Her current term expires in 2022. Prior to her election to the bench, Crump worked as an attorney in private practice, where she handled family law, insurance, premises liability, medical malpractice, construction defect, workers compensation, toxic tort, and real estate matters. Crump earned a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Then, in 1997, she completed a J.D. at St. Marys University School of Law. Her memberships have included the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors Executive Committee and the Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors. She has also served as president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, president of the Grandview Hills PTA, and chair of the Texas Supreme Court Task Force to Expand Legal Service Delivery.
Moderated by: Dan Johnson co-founded and is CEO of JurorSearch, a eVoirDire software product for attorneys, jury consultants and researchers to collaborate and communicate in real time during jury selection. He is particularly grateful to the Chicago legal community for their generosity in sharing their insights for jury selection needs for a software product. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago Law School.
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