1.1-10 Replacement of Regular Juror with Alternate
Revised to January 1, 2008
When the jury in this case was
selected, six regular jurors and two alternates were chosen. The reason
alternates were chosen was to enable us to proceed all the way through trial
even if one or more of the regular jurors became sick or otherwise incapable
of serving on the case. Under our law, when a regular juror becomes unable
to continue serving as a juror, the clerk selects one of the alternates by
lot to replace that juror, and the alternate is promptly sworn in as the
sixth regular juror.
In this case, unfortunately, one
of our regular jurors can no longer serve on this case, and thus has been
dismissed. Accordingly, in a lottery held earlier today, our clerk selected
one of our remaining alternates, (Mr./Ms.) <alternate's name>, to
become the sixth regular juror.
<If the jury has not yet been
sworn in:> Therefore, when the clerk calls the roll before
administering the oath to regular jurors, (Mr./Ms.) <alternate's name>
will be called, and (he/she) will be sworn in as a regular juror.
<If the jury has already been
sworn in:> (Mr./Ms.) <alternate's name>, now please rise to
take your oath as a regular juror.