Final Report of the Committee on Improving Jury Service to the Utah Supreme Court and Utah Judicial Council

Group: Utah State Courts

URL: http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/reports/jury/jury.htm

Description

The work of the Committee on Improving Jury Service emphasizes education. We recommend changes to statutes and rules that will significantly improve the environment in which jurors work and the decisions they make, but our investigation has shown that Utah’s jury system is well-administered, conforms almost completely to the ABA Standards Relating to Jury Use and Management and already contains sufficient discretion in judges to permit many of the innovations developed by jury studies in other states. Continuing education, therefore, is the key to putting into practice the recommended changes as well as the discretion judges already enjoy. To this end, much of the discussion on any particular procedure is designed to reflect, for the benefit of judges and lawyers, best practices in implementing that procedure. We encourage the organs of the judiciary and of the Utah State Bar to include in conferences and classrooms the topics developed in this report. The report itself, with appropriate amendments, should be reduced to a section of the judges’ bench book, and its principles should be included in new judge orientation.

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courts, juries, standards, state bar

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Gov't
Formats
HTML
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2000

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