I must listen carefully and with concentration to all the evidence.
I must heed and follow the instructions of the Court.
I must respectfully and attentively follow the arguments of the lawyers, dispassionately seeking to find and follow the silver thread of truth through their conflicting assertions.
I must lay aside all bias and prejudice.
I must be led by my intelligence and not by my emotions.
I must respect the opinions of my fellow jurors, as they must
respect mine, and in a spirit of tolerance and understanding must
endeavor to bring the deliberations of the whole jury to agreement upon a
I must never assent to a verdict which violates
the instructions of the court or which finds as a fact that which, under
the evidence and in my conscience, I believe to be untrue.
fine, I must apply the Golden Rule by putting myself impartially in the
place of the plaintiff and of the defendant, remembering that although I
am a juror today passing upon the rights of others, tomorrow I may be a
litigant whose rights other jurors shall pass upon.
must do justice, for what is just is true and righteous altogether";
and when my term of jury service is ended, I must leave it with my
citizenship unsullied and my conscience clear.