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Effective Date: 3/1/1998

In a civil case, the trial court may allow a juror to submit a question to be asked of a witness. The question must be in writing and delivered to the judge through appropriate court personnel. Upon receipt of a question, the court shall review with counsel on the record but outside the hearing of the jury, the propriety of submitting the question to the witness. If the court deems it appropriate, the court shall then ask the question. The parties shall have an opportunity to examine matters touched upon by any juror question submitted to a witness, subject to the North Dakota Rules of Evidence. If the question is not asked, the court shall tell the jury the law prevented the question from being asked.