199x NDJI-CIVIL 35

NOTE TAKING BY JURORS

During the trial, you will be allowed to take notes. You are not required to take notes and should not do so if it will distract you from giving your full attention to the witnesses and evidence in this case.

If you take notes:

a. Your notes must pertain to the case.

b. You should not allow note taking to distract you from listening to the evidence.

c. When you deliberate, you should rely primarily on your collective recollection of what you saw and heard during the trial. Your collective recollection is probably more reliable than the notes of any individual juror.

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NDROC 6.7

NDCC 28-14-17

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