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July 18 - Ethics, Juror Misconduct, and Jury Tampering: The Murdaugh Motion For New Trial

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Ethics, Juror Misconduct, and Jury Tampering: The Murdaugh Motion For New Trial

Date: Thursday July 18, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Credits: 2.0 EP
Prominent South Carolina attorney Richard Murdaugh was convicted of Murder and he filed a motion for new trial alleging that the clerk of courts tampered with the jury by advising them not to believe Murdaugh’s testimony and pressuring them to reach a quick guilty verdict. After an evidentiary hearing where a juror indicated they were influenced by the clerk to return a guilty verdict, the judge overruled the motion finding that there was insufficient evidence to overturn the jury’s verdict.

In this presentation, we will examine the Murdaugh case, watch film clips of testimony regarding jury tampering, discuss case law regarding jury misconduct, and the standard of proof to obtain a new trial.

Finally, we review ethical rules regarding interaction with the jury and disciplinary cases interpreting these rules.

Whether you practice civil or criminal law, attendees will benefit from this presentation by learning about juror misconduct, jury tampering, ethics, and a litigant’s right to a fair trial with an impartial jury. The presenter, Philip Bogdanoff, is a nationally recognized presenter who has over 40 years of experience as a prosecutor and has litigated cases involving allegations of juror misconduct.

Philip Bogdanoff, Esq, is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and other related topics. Previously, as an attorney, he served as assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 25 years, beginning in 1981. Mr. Bogdanoff argued cases before the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals and twenty cases before the Ohio Supreme Court including six death penalty cases - before retiring as a senior assistant prosecutor.

He is the author of numerous articles on ethics, professionalism and other related legal topics and has taught the members of numerous organizations including the National Association of Legal Administrators, as well as numerous state and local Bar associations, Prosecuting Attorney's Associations, and law firms. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his Web site at

Originally Recorded: June 17, 2024

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  • This is not eligible as part of the 2024 Annual Pass.
  • Minimum attendance requirements must be met. No partial credit available.
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This program is available online only through a desktop, laptop, iPad or mobile device with Internet capabilities. It is considered a live program and attendees will receive live CLE credit after attending.