On the Road

ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: The Decline of American Jury Trials

Alan Dimond, chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on the American Jury, joins Laurence Colletti in this report from On The Road to discuss the commission and why the number of trials in the U.S. seems to have fallen so dramatically. According to their preliminary report, there are financial, sentencing, and other contributing reasons for fewer trials in the states, and the commission is investigating whether this is something that the ABA can and/or should try to change.

Alan Dimond is a lawyer at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP. Prior to that he was a trial lawyer for the local county government in Miami-Dade, FL.