(Draft Approved by Committee)

RULE 6.7 JURY NOTE TAKING

The Court may, in its discretion, allow jurors the opportunity to take notes during trial and supply them with notebooks and pencils for that purpose. If the Court allows note taking, the Court should give a cautionary instruction to the jury informing them that the notes taken must be on the subject of the case, that extensive note taking may distract them from properly fulfilling their function, and that they should rely primarily on their collective recollection of what they saw and heard, not on any particular juror's notes.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

Rule 6.7 was adopted, effective _________________.

SOURCES: Procedure Committee Minutes of _________________.