A three-year pilot program will put cameras in courtrooms around the country -- including Chicago -- to record federal civil case trials. The Judicial Conference of the United States approved cameras in 14 different districts around the country including northern California, Massachusetts and at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, which is the largest of the courts to participate. WGN's Julie Unruh spoke to George Jackson III, a shareholder in the Chicago office of Polsinelli Shughart, about the use of cameras in federal civil trials.
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About George Jackson
Jackson practices in the litigation area defending corporations and individuals in white-collar crime investigations and prosecutions. He also represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters. His practice includes counseling corporations and individuals in matters such as immigration issues, ITAR and export enforcement, securities fraud and bank fraud and regulatory and compliance matters. He has conducted numerous corporate internal investigations and represents clients in grand jury investigations conducted by and prosecutions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and by other state and federal agencies