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9 Litig. News 1 (1983-1984)

handle is hein.journals/lignws9 and id is 1 raw text is: A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE SECTION OF ITIGATOjIN I AMERI.ANIB~  q.CIATION  VOLUME 9, NUMBER I FALL 1983
LITIGA
_____NEWS

Section to Hold Eighth Annual
Fall Meeting in Los Angeles

• Section Releases Report
on Federal Evidence Rules

The Litigation Section will hold its Eighth Annual Fall  On June 22, 1983, the Litigation Section distributed a
Meeting on November 2-5, 1983, at the Statler Hilton  report entitled Emerging Problems under the Federal
Hotel in Los Angeles. The meeting will consist of a series  Rules of Evidence to all active U.S. district and circuit
of programs on current developments in the field of lit-  judges, state high court chief justices', deans of ABA-
igation. Various committees of the'Section will hold  approved-law schools, and presidents of many state and
breakfast meetings, and a number of social events will  local bar associations. The product of a special subcom-
take place.                                        mittee of the Section's Trial Evidence Committee, the
The programs, which will start Thursday morningand  37.5.ag document'ex~amine  howt6el.rules:,have worked
lontinue through Saturday morn*g,:, .iinclude.pael ,ini.ee'itheyi   .effect- .7 ','
discussions, demonstrations and'6ck p                                                    yd.tibn  egiJ i ears ago in
Attorney General William French' Smith w ill speak a   response, to, a request from the Australian Law Reform
luncheon on Friday. Other featured speakers will-include  'Cdmission, which is considering-codifyihg.Australia's
prominent trial lawyers, judges.'aiid -th rofessors, as  rules '6f -evidence. It soon became apparent that a sys-
temati'c.                ' re le    '   ''   Vfi  e'unde ; th fdral
well as social scientists.                         tematic review of the bar.s e per, eice under the federal
evidence rules would beof valueto2Affe ibarilawyers and
Influencing Juries                                 judgesas well.  '--            ;    -
One program will focus on influencing juries. A Thurs-  At its June meeting, the Litigation Section's Council
day morning session will feature Sonya Hamilin, ~ana-  approved the report for general distributi6nl.n her cover
day~~~~~                                            ~~~ W1.in sesio wil Ietr  Ioy Haln'~a  :    ...  .   2A   _
tionally known authority on communication skills, the  letter' accompanyiig the rep6rt, .then.Secibn Chairman
author of What Makes a Jury Listen and an Emmy     Joan M. Hall invited the comments and criticism of the
Award-winning television host and producer. Ms.    recipients, emphasizing that the Section's review of the
Hamlin will discuss principles of jury selection.  evidence rules is ongoing.
A second session of the program on juries, to be held  The report's General Editor, Gregory P. Joseph, of
Thursday afternoon, will feature a demonstration of a  New York, explained that the document is designed to
simulated closing argument in a complex civil case. The  facilitate critical examination of problems lawyers en-
audience will then watch a mock jury deliberate and  counter in practice to decide whether any changes in the
decide on a verdict-. Panel members will include the   rules are appropriate. At this point in our examination,
Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall (C.D. Cal.), as well as  we have made no recommendations for change. Mr.
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IN THIS ISSUE

Adrian Foley Elected Section Chairman 3
Manual for Complex Litigation Being Revised 3
A Bill to Make Lawyers Blow the Whistle 5
Section Journal Wins Awards 6

7 Advanced Trial Advocacy Workshop Planned
8 Section Honors Charles Wilson
11 Section Fall Meeting Program
22 Committee Reports

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