Raymond M. Brown Participating in Essex County Bar Association Forum on October 21 Examining Implicit Bias in Jury Selection in Advance of 2021 Judicial Conference on Jury Selection
Raymond M. Brown, partner at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, and Co-Chair of the NJSBA’s Working Group on jury selection, will be one of several attorneys representing the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) in connection with 2021 Judicial Conference on Jury Selection which will be held on November 10 and 12. In order to represent ECBA members on these legal issues, the ECBA will hold an on-line open forum via Zoom on October 21, 2021 at 4pm.
The Forum is free but pre-registration is required.
The 2021 Judicial Conference on Jury Selection was convened by the New Jersey Supreme Court as outlined in the State v. Andujar opinion, in which the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision upheld the Appellate Division decision overturning the defendant’s conviction, asserting that a prosecutor cannot unilaterally run a criminal background check on a juror without judicial approval. Raymond M. Brown and CJ Griffin, Director of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, represented the Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys of New Jersey in the Andujar case as amicus curiae.