A 7th Circuit Bar Association study that tested alternative trial concepts, including allowing jurors to ask questions of witnesses during trials and limiting presentations by lawyers, generally showed that the new techniques enhanced the jury trial process. The study took into account survey results from 434 jurors, 86 lawyers and 22 federal trial judges who were involved in 50 civil jury trials.
Study: Juror Questions, Limits on Lawyer Presentations Enhance Jury Trial Process
The National Law Journal
September 29, 2008