Supporting Motions to Sever with Science: Juror Prejudice in Joined Criminal Trials
updated for the unique experience of being a juror during the events of Covid-19 and 2020
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost & Registration: This webinar is free but you must register to attend.
CUTOFF: Registration for this webinar will CLOSE at 11:30 AM
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Featuring Cort Heroy, Client Management & Trial Strategies, Eugene.
Moderated by OCDLA Executive Director Shaun McCrea.
In this presentation you will learn how psychological scientific studies on the prejudicial impact of joinder can be used in your motions to sever.
A significant body of research has been created over the past 45 years demonstrating the substantial prejudicial impact that joinder has on defendants (e.g., increasing conviction rates by up to 33%). Much of this prejudice comes from significant cognitive strain that joined trials place on jurors, the skewing of juror estimations of probability, and the specific ways that jurors create understanding of what happened in the case. This presentation will also cover the increased strain that joined criminal trials place on jurors due to the ongoing pandemic and upheaval of 2020.
*** CLE Credit pending approval. The webinar will be recorded and made available for viewing. ***