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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quinnipiac University School of Law to present forum on 'Juries and Justice'

HAMDEN — The Quinnipiac University School of Law will present a forum on “Juries and Justice,” 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 28) in the Grand Courtroom in the School of Law Center.

A reception will follow the forum, which is free.

Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation, the event will include two panel discussions with a range of notable speakers.

In the first panel, speakers will address the topic, “Individualized Jury Voir Dire: Do We Question Too Much?”

Panelists include: Kevin Kane, chief state’s attorney of Connecticut; Linda K. Lager, chief administrative judge (Civil), Connecticut Superior Court; Norman Pattis, The Pattis Law Firm; and Carl J. Schuman, judge, Connecticut Superior Court. This panel will be moderated by Michael P. Lawlor, the Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy of the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.

In the second panel, speakers will discuss “Juries and Criminal Sentencing: Should Our Juries Have More Say?”

Panelists include: Leonard C. Boyle, deputy chief state’s attorney of Connecticut; Robert J. Devlin Jr., chief administrative judge (Criminal), Connecticut Superior Court; Timothy C. Moynahan, Moynahan & Minella Law Firm; and Shelley R. Sadin, Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, PC. The panel will be moderated by Sarah French Russell, assistant professor of law at Quinnipiac.

For details, contact Jeffrey Meyer at jeffrey.meyer@quinnipiac.edu or 203-582-3202. RSVP to Nicole Fernandes at nicole.fernandes@quinnipiac.edu.

Editor's note: Information in this post was contributed.

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