Can Summary Jury Trials Revive a Declining Civil Jury System?

Tomorrow, October 10, 2014, I will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend and present at a seminar, sponsored by ABOTA, NMDLA, and NMTLA, that will discuss the question: “Can Summary Jury Trials Revive a Declining Civil Jury System?

As part of our Rule One Initiative, we have gathered a lot of valuable information about short, summary, and expedited programs around the country, including how various programs differ from one another and how these programs can be tailored to meet a specific court's needs. Much of this information is available through our online resources, and I encourage those who are interested in learning more about these programs to start with the following materials: