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RULE 6.7 JUROR NOTE TAKING

The court may allow jurors to take notes during trial with notepads and pencils supplied by the court. If note taking is allowed, the court shall give a cautionary instruction informing the jurors:

(1) Any notes must pertain to the case;

(2) extensive note taking may distract them from properly fulfilling their function; and

(3) they should rely primarily on their collective recollection of what was seen and heard, and not on any particular juror's notes.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

Rule 6.7 was adopted, effective _________________.

SOURCES: Procedure Committee Minutes of ________________.