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Jury Communications                    Folder No: 1 of 4

1. Letter of October 14, 1982, to James Fullin from J. Denis Moran regarding amendment to juror statutes

2. Letter of October 29, 1982, to James Fullin from Walter J. Dickey regarding jury instructions

3. The Wisconsin Jury Handbook 1983

4. Membership list of the Improving Jury Communications Committee for the years 1983-84

4.1 Alternative jurors, 5-13-83

5. Summary of proceedings of May 20, 1983, meeting of the Judicial Council Committee on Improving Jury Communications

6. Letter of June 3, 1983, to James Fullin from Judge Gordon Myse. Accompanied by letter of June 6, 1983, to Robert Charrow from Judge Gordon Myse

7. Letter of June 9, 1983, to Committee on Improving Jury Communications from Larry Heuer and Steven Penrod regarding proposal for investigating the effects of several modifications of traditional courtroom procedures

8. Letter of June 9, 1983, to Scott Minter from James L. Fullin

9. Summary of proceedings of June 17, 1983, meeting of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications. Accompanied by: Letter of July 6, 1983, to Committee on Improving Jury Communications from Steven Penrod with rough draft of questionnaires; Charts of attorney responses; Allan Lind, Anthony Partridge, Suggestions for Improving Juror Understanding of Instructions, Suggestions for Improving Instructions, 69-83; Saul M. Kassin, Lawrence S. Wrightsman, On the Requirements of Proof: the Timing of Judicial Instruction and Mock Juror Verdicts , 1877-1887; Laurence J. Severance, Elizabeth F. Loftus, Improving the Ability of Jurors to Comprehend and Apply Criminal Jury Instructions 17, no. 1 Law & Society Review, 153-187 (1962); Robert P. Charrow, Veda R. Charrow, Making Legal Language Understandable: a Psycholinguistic Study of Jury Instructions 79 Columbia Law Review 1306-1374

10. Letter of August 16, 1978, to Judge Prentice H. Marshall et. al from E. Allan Lind. Accompanied by: Suggestions for Improving Juror’s Understanding of their Instructions

11. Summary of proceedings of July 15, 1983, meeting of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications

12. Letter of August 11, 1983, to Committee on Improving Jury Communications from Larry Heuer and Steven Penrod. Accompanied by questionaires

13. Summary of proceedings of August 12, 1983, meeting of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications

14. Summary of proceedings of August 19, 1983, meeting of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications. Accompanied by form letter to Judge from Gordon Myse concerning study of courtroom procedure and study instructions

15. Checklist of Possible Recommendations, August 31, 1983, by the Wisconsin Judicial Council Committee on Improving Jury Communications Plain Language Subcommittee

16. Letter of August 31, 1983, to Plain Language Subcommittee from Dave Schultz regarding sources of juror confusion and possible solutions

17. Letter of September 14, 1983, to James Fullin from Dennis E. Robertson regarding study of courtroom procedure

18. Letter of September 28, 1983, to Plain Language Subcommittee from Bob Horowitz

19. Collins T. Fitzpatrick, A Lawyer’s Impression of Jury Duty, or Who Would Leave a Lawyer on a Jury? Illinois Bar Journal, August 1983, 702-705

20. Plain Language and the Jury, the Report of the Plain Language Subcommittee, October 5, 1983

21. Letter of October 17, 1983, to Jesica of Judicial Council from Gordon Myse

22. Summary of proceedings of October 21, 1983, meeting of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications. Accompanied by: Plain Language and the Jury, the Report of the Plain Language Subcommittee as revised by the Committee October 21, 1983 and Plain Language and the Jury, the Report of the Plain Language Subcommittee October 5, 1983

22.1 Summary of proceedings of November 18, 1983, meeting of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications

23. Letter of December 2, 1983, to James Fullin from L. E. Sheehan regarding Committee on Improving Jury Communications

24. Letter to Committee on Improving Jury Communications from James Fullin regarding request to draft a proposed preliminary instruction on the burden of proof in civil cases. Accompanied by draft

25. Letter of December 16, 1983, to Robert Horowitz from Gordon Myse

26. Form letter of December 20, 1983, from Robert Horowitz

27. Letter of December 23, 1983, to James Fullin from J. Denis Moran regarding Report of the Plain Language Subcommittee

Subject: Jury Communications                    Folder No: 2 of 4

1. Attendance sheet from the Judicial Council’s Committee on Improving Jury Communications for the time period 1984-1985

2. Judicial Council Committee on Improving Jury Communications 1984-1985 mailing list

3. Letter of January 19, 1984, to Plain Language Subcommittee, Committee on Improving Jury Communications from Bob Horowitz. ; Accompanied by membership list of Improving Jury Communications Committee

4. Letter of January 25, 1984, to Plain Language Subcommittee from Dave Schultz regarding “commenting on the evidence”

5. Letter of February 1, 1984, to Gordon Myse from Robert Horowitz regarding obstacles which inhibit clarity in the development of criminal jury instructions

6. Letter of February 17, 1984, to Improving Jury Communications Committee, Subcommittee on Plain Language from Robert Horowitz. Accompanied by Commenting Draft A 2/17/84 and The Wisconsin Jury Handbook (1983)

7. Letter of February 21, 1984, to James Fullin from Gordon Myse

8. David Hittner, A Judge’s View of Jury Service: a Personal Perspective , Texas Bar Journal, March 1984, at 227

9. Summary of Proceedings of March 16, 1984, of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications. Accompanied by: Letter of April 13, 1984, to The Committee from Prof. David E. Schultz and Scott C. Minter regarding Wisconsin Law on “Commenting on the Evidence”; letter of March 26, 1984, to The Committee from Robert Horowitz regarding Wisconsin Jury Handbook; the Interim Report of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications April 7, 1984; Charles L. Weltner, Why the Jury Doesn’t Understand the Judge’s Instructions ; and a copy of William W. Schwarzer, Communicating with Juries: Problems and Remedies, 69 Cal. L. Rev. 731 (1981)

10. Letter of March 27, 1984, to James Fullin from Frederick Kirch

11. Letter of March 30, 1984, to James Fullin from Anne T. Panfil regarding trial procedures experiment

12. Summary of Proceedings of April 13, 1984, of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications

13. Letter of April 17, 1984, to Prof. Ruth McGaffey from James Fullin regarding jury communications experiment. Accompanied by original letter from Prof. Ruth McGaffey

14. Letter of April 30, 1984, from Gordon Myse regarding early results from the jury communications study

15. Interim Report of Committee on Improving Jury Communications May 11, 1984, regarding study results and potential distribution of Wisconsin Jury Handbooks to each person summoned for jury service

16. Letter of May 17, 1984, to Gordon Myse from John J. Kircher regarding Judicial Council Committee on Improving Jury Communications

17. Summary of Proceedings of May 18, 1984, of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications

18. Letter of May 22, 1984, to Jack Brown from James L. Fullin regarding the phrase “so help me God” in the juror’s oath

19. Letter of May 22, 1984, to F. Gene Malone from James L. Fullin regarding the phrase “so help me God” in the juror’s oath

20. Letter of June 4, 1984, to Daniel T. Russell from James L. Fullin regarding the phrase “so help me God” in the juror’s oath

21. Letter of June 13, 1984, to the Judicial Council Executive Secretary from L. S. Toftness regarding the phrase “so help me God” in the juror’s oath. Accompanied by response by James L. Fullin

22. Letter of June 14, 1984, to Gladys Ainsworth from James L. Fullin regarding the phrase “so help me God” in the juror’s oath. Accompanied by original letter from Gladys Ainsworth

23. Letter of June 15, 1984, to James Fullin from Al C. Fischer regarding proposal for removal of the words, “so help me God” from oaths. Accompanied by Congress Declares Bible “The Word of God” Pub. L. no. 97-280; The Price they Paid; and response letter from James Fullin.

24. Summary of Proceedings of June 22, 1984, of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications

25. Letter of June 25, 1984, to Rep. David Prosser from James Fullin regarding wording of the modernized juror’s oath

26. Letter of November 12, 1984, to Interested Persons from Larry Heuer and James L. Fullin regarding Judicial Council jury communications study

27. Summary of Proceedings of November 16, 1984, of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications. Accompanied by: Letter of December 13, 1984, to James Fullin from Eva M. Soeka; Letter of November 21, 1984, to Jessica Sanford from Rep. James A. Rutkowski; and Letter of November 16, 1984, to James Fullin from the Law Offices of Stafford, Rosenbaum, Rieser & Hansen – the three letters regard questions concerning jury communications study

28. Summary of Proceedings of December 21, 1984, of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications. Accompanied by: Letter of January 10, 1985, to James Fullin from Judge Thomas H. Barland regarding analysis of jury notes – Jury Communication Committee study

29. Harvey S. Perlman, The Practical Application of Social Science Research : the Case of Pattern Jury Instructions (1985)

30. Summary of Proceedings of February 15, 1985, of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications. Accompanied by: Questionnaires; Draft A Notetaking 3/8/85; Draft B Written Instructions 3/8/85; and Draft C Juror Questions 3/8/85

31. Letter of March 6, 1985, to James Fullin from L. E. Sheehan regarding Jury Communications Committee report

32. Summary of Proceedings of March 8, 1985, of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications

33. Letter of March 14, 1985, to Judge Thomas P. Doherty from James L. Fullin regarding results of the study. Accompanied by Wisconsin Judicial Council Committee on Improving Jury Communications Final Report (1985)

34. Summary of Proceedings of March 15, 1985, of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications. Accompanied by: Petition in the matter of the amendment of: Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure; Providing Jurors with Preliminary Instructions; Questionnaires; Letter of April 9, 1985, to Rep. James A. Rutkowski from L. E. Sheehan regarding Judicial Council Jury Communications Committee; Letter of April 9, 1985, to Rep. James A. Rutkowski from L. E. Sheehan regarding questionnaires

35. Draft D Preliminary Instructions 4/18/85

36. Summary of Proceedings of April 19, 1985, meeting of the Committee on Improving Jury Communications

37. Letter of April 23, 1985, to James Fullin from Judge Thomas H. Barland regarding Final report – Committee on Improving Jury Communications

38. Summary of Survey of Practices Relevant to Jury Trials in the Seventh Circuit (1985)

39. Wisconsin Judicial Council Committee on Improving Jury Communications Draft Final Report (1985)

40. Letter of May 15, 1985, to James Fullin from Dave Schultz regarding a standard instruction to inform jurors of the questioning process and formal preliminary instructions

41. Wisconsin Judicial Council Committee on Improving Jury Communications Final Report (1985)

42. Letter of July 1, 1985, to James Fullin from Dennis C. Luebke regarding Judicial Council Committee on Improving Jury Communications. Accompanied by letter of May 24, 1985, to All Jurors of March 25-26, 1985 Panel regarding questionnaires

43. Letter of October 17, 1983, to Jessica of Judicial Council from Gordon Myse regarding list of judges who should receive a copy of the revised letter describing the study

44. Dave Hendrickson, Courtroom Cameras Focus on the Jury , Milwaukee Journal, Dec. 12, 1985

Subject: ; Jury Communications                    Folder No: 3 of 4

1. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Volume 132, no. 18. January 27, 1986

2. 1986 JAD Annual Meeting Program. August 8-12, 1986. New York Hilton.

3. Georgia Law Review, Volume 20, no. 2. Winter 1986. Contains the following articles: Justice and Juror by Shirley S. Abrahamson and American Women Jurors: a Selected Bibliography by Carole L. Hinchcliff

4. Marquette Law Review, Volume 69, no. 4. Summer 1986. Contains the following articles: A View from the Other Side of the Bench by Shirley S. Abrahamson and Portrait of a Juror: a Selected Bibliography by Carole L. Hinchcliff

5. The Judges’ Journal : a Quarterly of the Judicial Administration Division, Volume 26, no. 4. Fall 1987. Contains the article: We Can Improve the Quality of Juror Deliberations by James L. Fullin, Jr. and Gordon Myse

6. Grant proposals/evaluations submitted to/by the National Science Foundation. Proposal no. SES-8812976, Assessing the Impact of Communication Technology in the Courtroom. Proposal no. SES-89-11479, The Impact of Communication Technology on Legal Decision Making. Letter to Steven D. Penrod from Roberta Balstad Miller regarding SES-8911479. Accompanied by: Larry Heuer, Steven Penrod, Instructing Jurors: a Field Experiment with Written and Preliminary Instructions and Larry Heuer, Steven Penrod, Increasing Jurors’ Participation in Trials: a Field Experiment with Jury Notetaking and Question Asking

7. Project Description, Research on Teleconferencing Technologies. Accompanied by letter of February 2, 1988, to Research Grants Committee, National Science Foundation from James L. Fullin, Jr.

8. NSF proposal evaluation forms, proposal no. SES-8812976. Assessing the Impact of Communication Technology in the Courtroom

9. Cover Sheet and attached Project Description for the proposed project, Assessing the Impact of Communication Technology in the Courtroom. Submitted to the National Science Foundation

10. Guide to Small Claims Court. July 1988.

11. Note James Fullin from Steven Penrod dated Nov. 1988 regarding joint grant proposal

12. Letter of March 23, 1989, to Steven Penrod from Bernard V. Auchter of the National Institute of Justice. Regarding grant proposal 9-8107-MN-IJ Assessing the Impact of Courtroom Technology on Legal Decision Making. Attached note to James Fullin. Accompanied by National Institute of Justice Consensus Review

13. NSF proposal evaluation form, Proposal no. 8911479, The Impact of Communication Technology on Legal Decisionmaking

14. Cover Sheet and attached Project Description for the proposed project, The Impact of Communication Technology on Legal Decisionmaking. Submitted to the National Science Foundation. Attached letter of January 6, 1989, to Steve Penrod from C. Paul Jones regarding participation in research project. Attached letter of January 9, 1989, to Research Grants Committee, National Science Foundation from James L. Fullin, Jr.

15. Letter of April 20, 1989, to Steven Penrod from David I. Tevelin of the State Justice Institute regarding concept papers entitled Assessing the Benefits of New Courtroom Communication Technologies (C-89-133) and Assessing Judge-Jury Disagreements (C-89-134)

16. Lis Wiehl, After 200 Years, the Silent Juror Learns to Talk , N. Y. Times The Law, July 7, 1989

17. Michael Ryan, When a Jury Won’t Sit Still , Parade, August 27, 1989

Subject: Jury Communications                    Folder No: 4 of 4

1. Civil Trial, Preliminary Instructions

2. NCAP Resources

3. A Look Inside the Jury Room

4. Panel Summary Law and Social Science Program

5. Wisconsin Jury Handbook

6. The Wisconsin Jury Handbook (Eau Claire County)

7. Note to James Fullin from Steve Penrod regarding SJI review

8. Dane County Juror’s Handbook

9. Manner and Means Subcommittee Research Agenda

10. Jury Note-taking & Jury Questioning by Judge Mark A. Frankel

11. Courtroom procedure study

12. Juror Responses

13. Letter to Committee on Improving Jury Communications from James Fullin regarding request to draft a proposed preliminary instruction on the burden of proof in civil cases. Accompanied by draft

14. Proposed amendments to jury handbook

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