Thursday, January 23, 2020 – Camden Brown Bag Luncheon

The Trial Penalty: The Sixth Amendment Right to Trial on the Verge of Extinction and How to Save It


The Honorable Noel L. Hillman, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
Barry J. Pollack, Esq., Partner, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, LLP
Matthew Skahill, Esq., Deputy U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Daniella Gordon, Esq., Partner, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP (Moderator)

Topics included:

  • The impact of the decline in jury trials upon the criminal justice system
  • The disparity in sentences imposed after trial versus sentences imposed after entry of a guilty plea
  • Factors that contribute to the decline in the federal criminal trial rate
  • Sentencing enhancements, mandatory minimums, departure provisions
  • Proposed recommendations for reform