In the federal courts today, only 2-3% of the civil and criminal cases filed ever go to trial. The District of Massachusetts tries (on average) approximately 7% of its cases. This panel explores the constitutional and societal consequences of these facts. How does our bench and bar accommodate these facts? How should we? What, if anything, can we or should we do to make the jury trial option more accessible to our citizens?
Walter Prince, a firm partner and former assistant United States attorney for the District of Massachusetts, has more than 30 years of litigation experience in transportation, commercial law, and civil and white-collar criminal litigation.
Click here for more information about the 2012 Bench and Bar Conference, presented by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.