A person receiving a jury summons should keep in mind that they may be called upon to sit in the trial of a lawsuit and settle a dispute. It is important to remain as impartial as possible, for without an unbiased jury, our legal system cannot function properly.

Prospective jurors should not let anyone talk with them about any cases that may be coming up for trial. Such conversations may be friendly but they could also be an attempt to discover a juror's feelings or to influence the juror.

During the trial, the judge will instruct the jurors to refrain from discussing the case among themselves until the case is completed. The judge will also instruct jurors not to let anyone talk with them about the case when court is in recess.

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