You're called for jury duty and you want to know whether you will be able to take notes during the trial. You don't want to miss a single word that is said and you have good note-taking abilities. Will the judge allow you to take notes?
The reality is that some judges will let you and some will not.
Did you know that in the courtroom there is a full time court stenographer whose is required to record everything that is said in the courtroom? This allows the jurors to read back any portion of any testimony given during the course of a trial. It allows you to have the entire testimony read back word for word.
Some judges do not want jurors taking notes for fear that they will pay too much attention to their own note taking and miss certain things that are being testified to at that moment.
Other judges however believe that if jurors want to write down important points or have questions about certain testimony that they want to remember later, will allow jurors to do so.
Every judge has the discretion to allow jurors to take notes, but not every judge will permit it.
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering. (BTW, the jury was not allowed to take notes during this trial.) http://www.oginski-law.com/video/atto...
To learn more about how medical malpractice and accident cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, http://www.Oginski-Law.com.
If you have legal questions, I encourage you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at email@example.com. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
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