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Juror Falls Asleep During Trial

Gerry Oginski
NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

What do you do when a juror falls asleep during the middle of questioning a witness?

Can you go over and politely wake them up? Can you ask the court officer to do it? Can you ask the judge to do it?

Can you make fun of a sleeping juror by pointing that person out to the other jurors?

Trying to wake a sleeping juror during trial is a delicate balancing act.

Watch the video to learn one of the best ways to do it.