courts, divorce, family law, jury trials, law, lawyers, Uncategorized

Why Lawyers hair turns grey- Part 7 of a series

It was Shakespeare who first opined   “Attire oft proclaims the man”, and Mark Twain who refined it, quipping “Clothes make the man- naked people have little or no influence on society.  Never mind society- Continue reading “Why Lawyers hair turns grey- Part 7 of a series”

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Jury Selection

There has been a lot of commentary in recent days about jury selection, much of it focused on the use by Gerald Stanley’s defense counsel’s of his peremptory challenges to exclude indigenous people from the jury deliberating culpability for the death of Colten Boushie. Most of those commenting have never been involved in the selection of a jury. I have. Let me tell you what it’s like. Continue reading “Jury Selection”