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California Adopts Expedited Jury Trials

California has enacted an expedited, minimalist jury trial procedure. It begins at California Code of Civil Procedure 630.01. These trials last usually only one day, have streamlined pretrial procedures, and eight person jury, about three hours to present each side and no rights of appeal. This procedure is not for every case, obviously, but in the right kind of case might provide a client with an expedited, economical and fair way to resolve the dispute. The California Judicial Council has a section on expedited jury trials with links to various further publications; click here.