Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown, Criminal Defense Attorney - Torrance, CA
Posted about 1 year ago.

Respectfully, I couldn't disagree more. It would come off as a cheap stunt for the defendant in the trial to be sitting anywhere other than next to his or her counsel, and I don't know of any lawyer who would want his or her client sitting somewhere other than at counsel table. At the very least, if there were such a circumstance, it'd be a situation where the lawyer would have to be the one making that suggestion to the client, not the other way around.

Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown, Criminal Defense Attorney - Torrance, CA
Posted about 1 year ago.

And the vast majority-- if not all-- judges in this jurisdiction would probably put a stop to it anyway.

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Posted about 1 year ago.

Mr.McKain - Thank you for your reply. Is there a way I can find what cases are being tried in the courts nearby? Or is going to court the only way of knowing the current cases? I tried googling but guess am looking at the wrong place.

Kevin Keith McKain
Kevin Keith McKain, Criminal Defense Attorney - Rochester, NY
Posted about 1 year ago.

It would probably be difficult to determine what cases are on for trial without contacting a judge directly. I know here in New York, if I walk through the courthouse on any given day, I can find numerous courtrooms with trials ongoing, and you can walk in and watch. Unless one party moves to close courtroom, and said motion is granted, the courtroom is almost always open to the public, except during jury selection and a few other times during trial.

John M. Kaman
John M. Kaman, Criminal Defense Attorney - San Francisco, CA
Posted about 1 year ago.

@ Mr. BOuvier-Brown: I think you misread the question. She does not want to attend the her own trial as part of the audience. She wants to watch some other trial to see how it goes. Of course we already know--slowly, oh how slowly--but she doesn't. I don't see any stunt here.

Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown, Criminal Defense Attorney - Torrance, CA
Posted about 1 year ago.

Mr. Kaman-- I agree. We clarified in the comments to my answer to the question.