2.9-13 Alternate Jurors to Remain in Service
New May 10, 2013
At this time, I am excusing the alternate juror(s) from the courthouse. Because all of the regular jurors are here and ready to deliberate, we will not have to ask you to help decide the case at this time. However, I am not dismissing you from your service as jurors or from the oath you took at the start of this case. I am instructing you to remain on call in case, for some reason, one of the regular jurors is not able to continue in the deliberations, and we need you to return. If that occurs, the clerk will call you. If that does not occur and a verdict is rendered, the clerk will call you and advise you what the verdict is and that you have been dismissed and discharged from your oath.
In the meantime, you should not have any contact with the other jurors during their deliberations, and you should not discuss the case with anyone until after a verdict has been rendered. You must continue to abide by all the rules of juror conduct.
If I donít see you again, I want to thank you on behalf of the Judicial Branch, the parties and their counsel for your time and attention to this matter.