Lstlecturenotesmarch22-24

I admit that after hearing the alternatives to our adversary process I was quite intrigued and thought they may work better. Having both sides of a dispute engage a judge in conversation while sharing evidence with each other and attempting to find a fair solution seems just. Now after thinking more about it and rereading some notes I have changed my mind. Our Anglo-American adversary process is the best way to provide society as a whole justice. Lawyers have many responsibilities, they must represent their clients to the best of their abilities even if they are bad or our justice system will suffer. Lawyers must make sure judges and juries are hearing the best possible case for his clients. I believe this ties into a quote I heard on a "Law and Order." I subsequently, then looked up to check its authenticity. A famous English jurist William Blackstone wrote, "Better that ten guilty persons escape than one suffer". This is one reason why lawyers must defend clients they perceive as bad or guilty to the best of their abilities. Just because someone appears quilty does not necessarily make him so.
We also started to discuss the jury. How the jury is a very important part of the system. The jury is random for the most the part, people or just picked I think by a computer randomly. Then the state sends out mail saying they may have to serve on the jury for such and such date. Or it may say to call on this date to see if you have to serve on jury. I only know this because my grandma just had on which said to call this day to see if you are to serve on the jury, and then my sister was sent a letter saying she was to serve jury on this day, but she got out of it since she was a full time student. Moreover, we also we talking about why the jury were in charge of the evidence and not the judge. We concluded mostly that, twelve heads were better than one and also the judge might also be bias. Another thing we discussed was that the lawyers get to sort of chose who the want on the jury. They make the people go through questions and they want to make sure the people do not know much of what the case is about. And by Dr. Allred's story when he was asked to serve on the jury, which he didn't, he said the people with the higher degrees weren't on the jury. Another group of people who the lawyers don't want on the jury is the people who a multiples in the system like polices, lawyers and judges and people like that.

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