You have been summoned to serve as a juror by the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. This leaflet gives further information and answers some of the questions you may have.
Tell a court official at once if you know or have a personal acquaintance with:
- The defendant
- A witness
- The Judge
- An advocate or have any other connection with the trial.
Raise your hand to get a marshall’s attention, or pass a note to a court official.
It is important that you understand the case. If at any time you want to ask a question, write it down and pass it to the foreman of the jury. The foreman will then raise your question with the judge. Please raise your hand or say “excuse me” to get the Judge’s attention if:
- You cannot hear a witness
- Want to go to the toilet
- You feel ill
While serving as a juror you must not talk outside the jury room about any case. You must not show or tell anyone details of any discussions or votes cast in the jury room. If you do, you may be in contempt of court. If anyone who is not a member of your jury tries to ask you about what you or any other juror talked about in the jury room, they may be in contempt of court. If anyone does approach you whilst you are serving as a juror, tell a court official at once. These rules continue to apply even after the trial is over.
IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE COURT OFFICE ABOUT YOUR JURY SERVICE, PLEASE RING: 949-4296 and ask for the Grand Court Clerk.