1.1-8 Communications with the Court
Revised to January 1, 2008
During the course of the trial you
cannot have any communication with the judge (me) except in open court on the
record. If some issue, such as a sudden illness, occurs while the trial is in
progress, you should write a note and give it to the court staff, who will give
it to me to respond to on the record if need be.
If some emergency occurs at some time
when court is not in session, you should call the jury administrator, whose
phone number is in your jury notice <or give them the number>, and
explain that you are a member of a jury in <Judge's name>'s courtroom and
indicate what the problem is.
Obviously, since you have been chosen
as a juror, it is your duty to be here every day that the case is on trial, and
you can imagine the inconvenience to everyone else if a juror fails to be here
punctually. In the unlikely event that there is some emergency or problem, I
have just described the procedure to follow.