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Juror Bill of Rights

Juror Bill of Rights

Judges, attorneys, and court staff shall make every effort to assure that Arizona jurors are:

  1. Treated with courtesy and respect.
  2. Afforded privacy and security safeguards.
  3. Randomly selected for jury service without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, physical disability, sexual orientation or economic status.
  4. Provided with comfortable and convenient facilities, with accommodations to address the special needs of jurors with physical disabilities.
  5. Informed of trial schedules as often as possible.
  6. Informed of the trial process and of the applicable law in plain and clear language.
  7. Permitted to take notes during trial and to ask questions of witnesses or the judge, as permitted by law, and to have them answered where appropriate.
  8. When the law permits, told of the circumstances under which they may discuss the evidence during the trial among themselves in the jury room, while all are present, as long as they keep an open mind until a verdict is rendered.
  9. Given answers, as permitted by law, to questions and requests that arise during deliberations regarding the law as it relates to their specific case.
  10. Offered assistance if they experience serious anxiety, stress, or trauma as a result of jury service.
  11. Permitted to express concerns, complaints and recommendations to courthouse authorities.
  12. Compensated in a timely manner for jury service.