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Idaho Criminal Rule 24.1. Notes of Jurors; Jury Notebooks


(a)  Jury Notes.  A juror may make written notes during a trial and take them with the juror when the jury retires for deliberation. The court must instruct the jury in how to exercise the right to take notes. At the conclusion of the proceedings, the court must take custody of the notes and provide for their destruction.


(b)  Juror Notebooks.  In the discretion of the court, jurors may be provided notebooks containing documents for use by the jurors during trial to aid them in performing their duties. Notebooks may contain, but are not required to have or be limited to:


(1)  a copy of all jury instructions;


(2)  juror notes;


(3)  the names of witnesses, including photographs and biographies;


(4)  copies of exhibits, including an index, but excluding depositions; and


(5)  a glossary of technical terms.


(Adopted February 22, 2017, effective July 1, 2017.)

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Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn

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Chief Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey



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