Webinar “Managing the Jury Trial”


December 8, 2020, 16:00

The National School of Judges, with assistance from the USAID New Justice Program, continues cooperation with the National Judicial College, Reno, USA, and offers a next series of open webinars of various subjects to judges, judicial assistants, and court staff members.

The next webinar in this series – “Managing the Jury Trial”.

In view of the recent active legislative initiatives in Ukraine to introduce “classic” jury trials for certain categories of criminal cases, it is important for judges and court administrators to get familiar with the peculiarities of jury management and presiding over jury trials in the United States where they have been implemented for more than two hundred years. This webcast will provide participants with the tools to take a proactive role in handling jury trials, including jury summoning, jury orientation and management, voir dire, admissibility of evidence, witness questioning, jury instructions, taking of the jury verdict, and more.

After this 120-minute webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the key aspects of jury management and handling of jury trials in the U.S. to incorporate the best practices into work with jurors;
  • Resolve unexpected issues that may arise during jury trials;
  • Consider the ways in which implicit bias may affect jurors, jury outcomes, and the justice system as a whole.


The webinar will be conducted using the Zoom video conferencing platform.  You can join the meeting at this link.

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