Tips on being a good juror Be open minded Do
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Tips on being a good juror 1. Be open-minded. Do not form an opinion or reach a decision until you have heard everyone else’s arguments. 2. Speak loud enough for all of your fellow jurors to hear. 3. Do not conduct any secret conversations with neighboring jurors. Anything you say should be said for the benefit of all. 4. Substantiate your arguments with the facts. (Physical evidence, witness testimony, etc.) 5. No two jurors should talk at the same time. One juror should defer to the other when both want to speak. 6. Listen carefully to what your fellow jurors have to say. Engage in active listening (repeating or rephrasing others remarks to them in order to demonstrate understanding) when possible. 7. Do not be afraid to change your opinion, nor should you be afraid to hold fast to your position. 8. Attack the argument and not the person presenting the argument. Attempt to persuade your fellow jurors with good common sense and sound logic. 9. Do not let personal animosities, racial, ethnic, or sexual biases or any other types of prejudices influence your decision. 10. Conduct yourself as you would want a juror in a case in which you were the criminal defendant to act. * Special Project Rules are in effect. A violation of Special Project Rules will result in a contempt of court charge (one-hour detention) and will cause your group to be required to write a response to the questions at the end of the trial transcript.
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