2.9-8 Discharge of Alternate
Revised to January 1, 2008
At this time I will discharge the
alternate juror[s]. You should not have any contact with the other jurors
during their deliberations, and you should not discuss the case with anyone
until after a verdict has been rendered. You may call the clerk to determine
when and if this has occurred.
You have listened with great attention
to the evidence and the charge, and you have been ready, willing and able to
step in and serve in the event that one of the first six jurors was no longer
able to serve. Because all of them are here and ready to deliberate, we will
not have to ask you to help decide the case. Your presence was nevertheless
very important and the parties, the lawyers and the court all thank you for your
You are discharged. You should report
to the jury administration room now and tell them you have been discharged.
The other six jurors should adjourn to
the jury deliberation room.