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1.2-1 Instructions Before Recesses

Revised to January 1, 2008

Morning/Afternoon recess:

We will now take the (morning/afternoon) recess.  We will be back in session at ____________.

  1. Remember all of the rules of juror conduct I told you about at the beginning of this case.

  2. <Describe any geographical limitations on where jurors can go during the break.>

Luncheon recess:

We will now take the luncheon recess.  We will be back in session at 2:00 P.M. and you should all report back to the jury deliberation room then so we can start promptly.

  1. Remember all of the rules of juror conduct I told you about at the beginning of this case.

  2. <Describe any geographical limitations on where jurors can go during the luncheon recess.>

  3. <If the accident scene is nearby, remind them not to visit it.>

  4. As you come back into the building after lunch, if you have to wait in line for a security check, be careful not to be near anyone you have observed to be involved in this case.  They are instructed that they should not speak to you or make any comment about the case in your hearing.
     


 

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