Jury Trials

You’ve Won Your RI Jury Trial – Now What?

Jury Trials

It seems like a simple concept but requires a careful look at the laws.  After spending weeks – perhaps months – preparing for a Rhode Island jury trial, you’ve won a verdict.  Now how much will you get paid, and how do you get an enforceable judgment? How Much Will My RI Judgment Total? When…

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What Type of “Statement” May Be Used for Impeachment at Trial?

Jury Trials

When a witness testifies at trial, the other side may try to impeach his or her credibility with a statement made before trial that was inconsistent with the testimony.  But sometimes there is confusion on what type of “statement” a jury may see or hear for this limited purpose.  Let’s say a police officer writes…

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New MA Law Allows Attorney-Led Voir Dire

Jury Trials

Lawyers in Massachusetts courts may now, for the first time, question prospective jurors before selecting a jury in civil and criminal trials. This groundbreaking change in law will help ensure fair jury trials. Massachusetts recently changed its voir dire practice – the process at the beginning of a trial by which the jury pool answers…

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