14. February 2010 · Comments Off on Lawyer’s Right to Interview Jurors · Categories: Foreclosure Defense

Marcia Coyle

Forwarded on 02-11-2010

Attorneys may have a First Amendment right to interview jurors in trials in which they did not participate if their purpose is to educate a segment of the bar, according to a federal appellate court.

Calling it a “novel” issue, a panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was “uncomfortable” addressing the question in the first instance. Instead, the three-judge panel on Feb. 3 ordered a district court to vacate its terse ruling rejecting a request by the Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association and to reconsider the request in a “meaningful exercise of its discretion.” More »