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Pennsylvania Jury Practice

Jury Verdicts

"The verdict of the jury is that decision of the issues which the jury orally announces to the court, and which is received and recorded at the direction of the court as the finding of the jury." 50 Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia Trial § 381 (2nd ed. 2005).

The resources below include information about jury verdicts in Pennsylvania.

Finding Jury Verdicts

Jury verdicts are not published in court reporters. They cannot be found when searching sources based on case law. Therefore, attorneys must employ other means to find jury verdicts.

Jenkins has a selection of searching tools available for finding jury verdicts. These can be found in the Verdicts & Settlements guide.

About Jury Verdicts - Member Databases

The following member database includes information about jury verdicts in Pennsylvania. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access this database. This database is also available in the library.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. See "Trial", Chapter 8: Verdict (vol. 50).
Also on the library's Lexis computers and in print.

About Jury Verdicts - Onsite Print & Electronic

The following print resources include information about jury verdicts in Pennsylvania. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

Pennsylvania Criminal Practice West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 27: Trial, § 27:19: Verdicts, Poll of Jury, and Impeachment of Verdict by Juror. Additional sections may also be relevant; use the index to find additional material.
Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers and the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See "Trial", Chapter 8: Verdict. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Trial Advocacy Handbook Bisel
See Chapter 20: The Verdict.

Pennsylvania Trial Guide: Criminal Bisel
See Chapter 11: Verdict.
Library also has previous editions: see all.

Pennsylvania Trial Guide: Trial Procedure Bisel
See Chapter 40: Verdicts.
Library has previous editions: see all.

Standard Pennsylvania Practice 2d West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 60: Verdict. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Summary of Pennsylvania Jurisprudence 2d West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
Search the index for Verdict to find relevant sections. Library also has previous edition.

Trial Handbook for Pennsylvania Lawyers West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 37: Verdict.
Library also has previous editions: see all.

West's Pennsylvania Forms West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Civil Procedure", Chapter 60: Verdicts.