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Jury Duty

The Trial

After the required number of jurors has been chosen, the jury panel is sworn to try the case.

The attorneys will make an opening statement to the jurors and then present the evidence. Next, a closing statement will be made by each side. The judge will then instruct the jurors regarding their duties.

In the jury deliberation room, one person will be selected as the foreperson. He or she will lead the discussion and encourage everyone to join in. Don't be afraid to speak up during these deliberations: the whole idea of a jury is to come to a decision after full and frank discussion based on calm, unbiased reasoning.

 

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