The Florida Bar

Committee to Study the Decline in Jury Trials

The Committee to Study the Decline in Jury Trials has been created in response to concerns about the declining number of jury trials. The mission of the committee is to research and analyze the trend of declining jury trials in both civil and criminal matters, in state and federal courts; determine the reasons for the decline and the impact that it has upon the justice system and the citizens of the state of Florida; report to the Board of Governors on any issues of concern; and recommend action if appropriate.

The Special Committee to Study the Decline in Jury Trials presented its final report PDF document opens in new window to Board of Governors on January 27, 2012.

If you have comments or questions, please contact Joy A. Bruner Assistant Ethics Counsel, at (850) 561-5780, or at 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300.


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Tampa, Florida 33602

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Jacksonville, Florida 32202

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Naples, Florida 34112

Thomas E. Bishop
Jacksonville, Florida

Judge James I. Cohn
United States District Judge
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Lincoln J. Connolly
Miami, Florida

Rosemary Cooney
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402

Patricia D. Crauwels
Sarasota, Florida 34236

Sean T. Desmond
Crawfordville, Florida 32327

H. Scott Fingerhut
Miami, Florida 33133

Tomas F. Gamba
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Jeffrey R. Garvin
Fort Myers, Florida 33907

Carey Haughwout
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Judge Patti E. Henning
Circuit Court Judge
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Warren W. Lindsey
Winter Park, Florida 32790

Elizabeth F. McCausland
Orlando, Florida 32801

Miles A. McGrane, III
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Stefanie C. Moon
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Dennis R. O'Connor
Orlando, Florida

Judge Cynthia A. Pivacek
Circuit Court Judge
Naples, Florida 34112

Paul R. Regensdorf
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Gerald F. Richman
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Alicia Valle
Miami, Florida 33132
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[Revised: 01-30-2012]