How Courts Resolve Disputes – Chicago, IL

NatThe National Judicial College hosts How Courts Resolve Disputes: The Role of the Jury Trial in the 21st Century on June 23-25, 2013.

The symposium will begin with participants reviewing a compilation of reasons why jury trials are important to the rule of law and democracy (the data will be gathered in a webcast to be held prior to the symposium). The results of this discussion will be the basis to develop a presentation on the importance of jury trials that judges and lawyers can make in schools, community entities, etc. Next, the attendees will examine initiatives being proposed or undertaken to promote the use of jury trials (see NCSC and IAALS websites for postings describing programs).