1.1-5 Questions by Jurors
Revised to January 1, 2008
In most trials, only the lawyers,
and, at times, the judge, ask questions of the witnesses, and the jurors do
not have any opportunity to ask questions. In this case I have decided that
it may be useful to allow you that opportunity as well.
This is the procedure we will
After the lawyers have each
finished questioning a witness, I will have the (marshal / clerk) collect
from you any question that you have written down that you would like the
witness to answer.
I will review those questions out
of your presence. If they are questions that are permitted under the rules
of evidence and under the rules that apply to trials such as this one, I
will ask the question, or the substance of it, to the witness. You should
not take it personally or make any adverse inference should your question
not be asked. The lawyers will then have an opportunity to ask the witness
any questions that follow from that question and answer.