Role As a Juror
be fair to all sides, there are certain rules that a juror should
follow throughout the trial;
Inspecting the Scene
It is improper for any juror to make an inspection of the scene
unless ordered by the court. Conditions may have changed. An unauthorized
inspection might force a retrial of the case.
Discussing the Case
During the trial, you should not talk about the case with other
jurors, or with other persons. If anyone should try talking about
the case to you, tell them that you are on the jury. If they insist,
then report the matter to the judge.
Talking with Parties or Attorneys
During the trial, do not talk with parties, witnesses, or attorneys.
It is important that jurors not be late in reporting for jury duty.
A juror who is late wastes the time of other jurors, the judge,
the attorneys, the witnesses, the parties, and other court employees.