‘09 Legal Rebel James Holderman Finds Ways to Engage Jurors, Increase Efficiency & Lower Costs

Judge James F. Holderman Photo by Wayne Slezak James F. Holderman Rebel Year: 2009 Home: Chicago What he’s been up to: While courts across the country struggle to reign in social media-enthused jurors, Chief Judge James F. Holderman has found success curbing disallowed Internet use in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Holderman credits implementation of the ABA’s Principles for Juries and Jury Trials, which allow jurors to submit written questions and discuss the case together during civil trials. “Those procedures better engage jurors and recognize jurors’ increasing desire for instant access to information and social…

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‘09 Legal Rebel James Holderman Finds Ways to Engage Jurors, Increase Efficiency & Lower Costs