Category Archives: Prof Simon’s Online Judges Bench Book

JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)

PROFESSOR STEPHEN SIMON: University of Minnesota Law Professor Steve Simon is Steve Simonone of Minnesota judiciary’s most iconic figures. Virtually every Minnesota district court judge has at some point in their judicial career graduated from Professor Simon’s Judicial Trial Skills Program. Although he retired from the law school in 2012, he continues to mentor all newly appointed judges at his acclaimed Judicial Trial Skills Program. Following a long history of legal and academic achievements, one of his greatest accomplishments has been the development of a first of its kind on-line Bench Book titled, “Trial Procedures and Practices for Judges.”

The purpose for this training update is to introduce you to this amazing new On-Line Bench Book and encourage you to explore its many features. The Bench Book can be accessed via the JUDGES’ JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK TAB (see top of this page).

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Judicial Resource: Online Judge’s Bench Book (11-06)

Prof. Steve Simon At The U Of M Law School Has Created An “Online Bench Book” That Addresses Evidentiary, Procedural And Courtroom Issues That Frequently Arise Prior To Or During Trial. The “Online Bench Book” Is Designed To Give Judges A Quick Answer To Evidentiary And Procedural Questions That Arise During Trial. It Can Be Accessed From A Judge’s Laptop On The Bench During Trial Or You Can Print The Contents And Refer To Them Separately. Each Topic Has A Short Concise Statement Of The Rule, Procedure Or Practice Followed By A Short Discussion And Analysis. The “Online Bench Book” Once Opened, Jumps To The Topic Selected When The Judge Clicks On The Topic. There Is Also A Built In Search Feature located on the left side of the main page.

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