31st Judicial District Court
Jefferson Davis Parish

Jennings,  Louisiana (337) 824-3506

31st Judicial District Court of Jefferson Davis Parish Louisiana
Court Rule XXII

COMMUNICATION WITH JURORS

Section 1. No attorney, party litigant, or other person shall contact any prospective juror, or a member of a prospective juror's immediate family, for the purpose of obtaining information concerning the background of any prospective juror.

Section 2. After trial or following a verdict, no juror has any obligation to speak to any person about any case and may refuse all interviews or comments. No person may make repeated requests for interviews or questions after a juror has expressed his or her desire not to be interviewed.

Section 3. No juror or alternate juror who consents to be interviewed may disclose any information with respect to the following:

  1. The specific vote of any juror other than the juror being interviewed.
  2. The deliberations of the jury.
  3. For the purposes of obtaining evidence of improprieties in the jury's deliberation.

Section 4. After trial or following a verdict, no party or other attorney shall, personally or through another person, contact, interview, examine or question any juror or alternate juror or any relative, friend or associate thereof, except on leave of court granted upon good cause shown.

Section 5. Any violation of this rule may be punishable as a contempt of the court.