March 1

Technology in Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Trials

Criminal defense lawyers are constantly trying to find ways to keep a jury’s attention during trials. In our technologically-saturated world, criminal defense lawyers are not utilizing technology to its fullest extent. Our firm is using a program called TrialDirector during our jury trials. We, criminal defense lawyers, have used it in a Hennepin County Domestic…

April 3

The Differing Roles of Criminal Law Attorneys

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against.” ~Malcolm X Criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors have very different roles. Not in the obvious way – not just being on opposite sides, representing opposing parties. But rather by having different responsibilities and ethical duties. We,…

January 7

Questions from the Jury

If you watch the CBS show The Good Wife, you may have noticed the recent episode where the jurors were allowed to ask questions during the trial. They wrote questions on scraps of paper and the judge relayed them to the witness. Though this is not allowed in Minnesota (“Jurors shall not be permitted to…