RULE 6.7 JUROR NOTE TAKING
The court may allow jurors to take notes during trial with supplies provided 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.
If the court directs, all notes taken must be returned after deliberation and destroyed.
Rule 6.7 was adopted, effective March 1, 1998.
SOURCES: Procedure Committee Minutes of January 30, 1997, page 9; September 26-27, 1996, page 19.