The trial regarding George Zimmerman has been going on until 10 p.m.  That is a very long day, when you consider that both sets of lawyers will need to complete several tasks every night after a trial.  During a trial, both sets of lawyers will spend anywhere from 2 – 4 hours, or more preparing

Legal scholars are becoming more aware that actual trials in federal courts have decreased dramatically since the 1960’s.  Suja Thomas discussed this trend in a recent speech at Seattle University to mark the 25th anniversary of the summary judgment trilogy.  See Workplace Prof report.  Prof. Thomas mentions a couple of developments leading to this