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

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Ethics

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General |  Legal Ethics |  Trial Practice
Philip Bogdanoff, Esq.
Course Levels:
Audio and Video
Product Setting: Expires 60 day(s) after program date.



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. Related Seminars and Products

Philip Bogdanoff 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



Thu, Jul 18, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:01pm PDT



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 4


Jennifer M - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

"Real life examples and clips to go with it "

Kris M - Providence, Rhode Island

"it was engaging "

Peter O - Las Cruces, New Mexico

"The video clips of the trial were very instructive but could have been improved by telling the audience what to look for before each one"