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District Courts Jury Poll

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If you have recently served jury duty in a Collin County District Court, you are invited to complete the following jury poll. We appreciate your service, and the time you take in completing this poll.


Name (optional):

Email Address (optional):

Case *(What was the name of the case or the cause number?):  

Court *(What court was your case was assigned to?):

199th Judicial District (Judge Angela Tucker)
219th Judicial District (Judge Scott Becker)
296th Judicial District (Judge John Roach, Jr.)
366th Judicial District (Judge Ray Wheless)
380th Judicial District (Judge Benjamin N. Smith)
401st Judicial District
(Judge Mark J. Rusch)
416th Judicial District (Judge Chris Oldner)
417th Judicial District (Judge Cynthia Wheless)
429th Judicial District (Judge Jill Willis)
I wasn't paying that much attention.
A visiting judge or other judge

Date *(What was the approximate date of your service as a juror?):  

* Case, Court & Date are required information, give us your best so we can identify the case

Please fill in the following: You will be given an opportunity to make general comments later.


Plaintiff/Prosecution Attorney

In every case, one party has the burden of proof. In a criminal case, the prosecutor has the burden of proof; in a civil case, it is generally the plaintiff. What was your overall impression of the attorney who had the burden of proof?

What did you Not like about this attorney's style?

What did you like about this attorney's style?

Was the method and style of questioning by this attorney helpful in determining the facts? Yes No


Defense Attorney

What was your overall impression of the attorney who did not have the burden of proof?

What did you Not like about this attorney's style?

What did you like about this attorney's style?

Was the method and style of questioning by this attorney helpful in determining the facts?Yes No


Other than the facts of the case, which of the following was the next most influential factor in the case? If your second most important factor is not included, please state it in your own words.

Opening Statements
The style and presentation of the attorney
The reasonableness or unreasonableness of a position taken by one side
The jury charge instructions
The final arguments
Other

Which attorney was the "better" attorney?

Why was this attorney the "better" attorney in your view?


The Judge and Staff

What was your impression of the judge? .

What was your impression of the court or clerk staff? (Please identify by position who you are referring to if you have any specific observation about a staff person. i.e. bailiff, court clerk, jury clerk)


Use of Technology, Visual & Audio Aids in Courtroom

If there was any use of technology, visual or audio aids during your service, were they used effectively? If none was used, do you believe that an effort should have been made to use technology, visual or audio aids to better communicate the case to the jury? Do you have any other comments about the use of technology in the courtroom?


Jury Reform Legislation

Would you favor legislation which would authorize trial judges to permit jurors to:

Take Notes? Yes No

Ask Questions During the Trial? Yes No

Discuss the case among themselves as the trial progresses? Yes No


Security

Did you ever feel concerned about your personal safety while serving as a juror? Yes No

If "yes", what was your concern? Please be specific.

 


General Comments

Please feel free to make any other comment about your jury service. We appreciate the time you have taken to complete this poll. While we can not always personally respond to each of your comments, we do take your input seriously.

General Comments:                                       



Again, thank you for your service as a juror.