Happy Friday, and welcome to another roundup of the week’s news about the judiciary. This week, I spoke to a few attorneys and a former judge about what the long-term impact could be of the decline in jury trials and, presumably, appeals stemming from jury verdicts.

Fewer Jury Trial Verdicts Up on Appeal?

A jury box in a Brooklyn, New York, federal courtroom in February 2022. Photo: Ryland West/ALM

For many years, legal scholars, judges and attorneys have been raising the alarm about the drastic decrease in federal jury trials — and how it means young lawyers will struggle to get trial experience.