Evidence Issues and Jury Instructions in Employment Cases
February 09 - February 10, 2006
Co-sponsored with ALI-ABA
Lawyers’ ability to get their cases into evidence frequently determines the outcome. Since passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, courts have more carefully scrutinized the evidence proffered by each side. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s blockbuster Desert Palace opinion, more cases and more issues may go to juries. Faulty jury instructions may result in a loss of all gains derived in the trial court. The drafting of jury instructions, however, continues to bedevil practitioners and judges.
Location: Georgetown University Law Center Hart Auditorium (formerly Moot Courtroom).