- Attend the sessions regularly and on time.
- If you are unable to attend, be sure to notify the District Attorney's.
- Pay close attention to the testimony given and the evidence presented. The
reputation and freedom of someone depends on what is being told.
- Be courteous to the witnesses and to your fellow jurors.
- Listen to the evidence and opinions of your fellow jurors, but don't be a
- Be independent, but not obstinate.
- All jurors have an equal voice in determining an indictment and each juror
has the right to state his/her reasons for his or her views.
- Express your own opinions but don’t be dictatorial. Every juror has a right
to his or her own opinions. You may try to persuade other jurors, but do
not try to force him or her to change his or her mind and agree with you.
He or she might be right.
- Do not discuss cases with your fellow jurors or any else outside the jury
- Be absolutely fair. Every matter that you consider and every person who
appears before you should be given equal treatment regardless of gender,
racial or ethnic background, disability, sexual preference, age or ability to
- A reckless Grand jury can do as much harm to the community and to law
enforcement as a weak Grand Jury. Make sure that the cases that are true
billed are worthy of the time and expense of the additional Court that will be
- Your membership on the Grand jury is a high honor. You are among a
relatively small number of citizens of your community who are chosen to
serve. Your response should be devoted, trustworthy participation in
performing the duties of the Grand Jury. A humorous, but wise quotation
attempting to summarize Grand jury service is, "The Grand jury should
know the difference between sin and crime and act accordingly."
Practical suggestions to help Grand Jurors
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