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Publication of Revised Rules - Jackson County

14 Mar 2019 9:08 PM | Anonymous

New Jackson County Rule In Effect March 15th:

Rule 52 - Selection of Jury

Rule 52.1 - Revised - Effective Date 03/15/19 - Jury List and Questionnaires

1. All prospective jurors shall complete the online informational questionnaire available to them through eJuror as directed by their summons. The prospective jurors forming a petit jury panel in any case shall have the bioforms resulting from their completed questionnaires compiled by court personnel, who shall print three copies of the panel's bioforms. The Court shall retain one copy and give one copy to the attorney representing the plaintiff and one copy to the attorney representing the defendant. The prospective jurors forming a grand jury panel shall have the bioforms resulting from their completed questionnaires compiled by court personnel, who shall print two or three copies of the panel's bioforms. The Court shall retain one copy and give one or two copies to the attorney(s) representing the state.

2. Upon conclusion of the trial, the Court's original jury panel list shall be placed in the court file and the Court's copy of the jury bioforms for the entire panel shall be placed in a sealed envelope, that is labeled with the case name, case number, division and dates of trial and shall be returned to the Jury Room for retention. Upon the selection of the grand jury, the originals of the jury bioforms for the entire panel shall be placed in a sealed envelope and returned to the Jury Room for retention. All jury bioforms shall be maintained as a closed record and shall not be disclosed to anyone except upon order of the court and for just cause.

3. Upon the selection of a petit jury, the copies of the jury bioforms provided to the attorneys shall be returned to court personnel and shall be destroyed. Upon the selection of a grand jury, the copies of the jury bioforms provided to the attorney(s) for the state shall be returned to court personnel and shall be destroyed.

4. The Presiding Judge is authorized to enter an order, pursuant to Supreme Court Operating Rule 8, ordering destruction of juror bioforms delivered to the Jury Room for retention as closed records, upon the expiration of ten years after the trial date or grand jury selection, without further order of the Court.

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