1.1-5 Juror's Duties and Responsibilities
Revised to December 1, 2007
As in all cases, jurors must be fair and impartial. If you think that you cannot be fair and impartial in this particular case for some reason, please do not tell us now, and do not share it with the other members of the panel while you are waiting to go through the questioning procedure, but do share it with us when you are brought back into this courtroom.
From now on, you cannot discuss this case with anyone, not even other persons who have been selected as jurors. You may only tell your employer and your family that you have been selected as a juror -- nothing more.
Also, you cannot make any private investigations.
Also, if there is anything regarding this case on radio or television or in the newspaper, you cannot listen to it, watch it or read it.
Participating in a criminal case as a juror is an important duty. We will attempt to keep any inconvenience for you to a minimum.
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