What Is A Jury of Peers?

1. A jury of peers is a group of citizens who are chosen to judge a legal case

2. This group is usually made up of people from the same community and age group

3. It is their responsibility to decide if someone is guilty or not guilty

4. The jury is required to reach a unanimous decision

5. Each juror must be a resident of the jurisdiction in which the case is being heard

6. Jurors may not have any connection to either party involved in the lawsuit

7. Jurors may not have knowledge of the case before proceedings begin

8. The number of jurors that make up a jury of peers depends on each states laws

9. Jurors are expected to pay close attention to all evidence

10. Jurors are expected to keep an open mind when making their decision

11. All jurors must reach a unanimous verdict on every issue involved in the case