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  PART 12.00  Trial (Civil)


12.01 TRIAL MEMORANDUM

a.  Preparation and Use

In jury cases to assist the court in its voir dire examination of jurors under Supreme Court Rule 234, plaintiff's attorney shall submit to the court at the time the case is called for trial a brief trial memorandum and furnish a copy to opposing counsel who may suggest amendments thereto. The court shall exercise its discretion in its use of the trial memorandum.

b.  Unusual Statutes

If the application or interpretation of a statute or rule of law is deemed of particular significance by counsel for any party, counsel shall call the court's attention to the same in writing either in the trial memorandum or at the pre-trial conference.

(Adopted 10/1991; Revised 1/1996) 

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12.02 INTERROGATION OF JURORS (WINNEBAGO COUNTY)

 Examination of Juror's Profile Cards

a.  Unless prohibited by the trial judge, any pro se litigant or party's attorney in the action may examine the official juror's profile cards of prospective jurors before or during jury interrogation.

(Adopted 10/1991; Revised 1/1996)  

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12.03 JURY COSTS FOR UNUSED PANELS  

The Circuit Court is committed to efficient utilization of resources, including the time of jurors and the related expense to the County.  It is the Court’s expectation that, absent unusual circumstances, any settlement or dismissal of a civil case will occur before jurors are told to  report to the courthouse to hear the case.  Toward that end, the Court adopts the following provisions: 

a. If for any reason attributable to counsel or parties -- including a late settlement, dismissal, or requested continuance -- the court is unable to commence a jury trial as scheduled where a panel of prospective jurors has already been told to report to the courthouse for voir dire, the court may assess against the responsible parties and/or counsel all or part of the cost of the panel summoned.  It is the obligation of the party(s) to demonstrate to the court why the delay or late disposition was unavoidable.

b. Any monies collected as a result of the foregoing assessment shall be paid to the Circuit Clerk, who shall promptly remit them to the Treasurer of the affected county.     

(Enacted 11/2019)          

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