A. Availability of Counsel During Jury Deliberations. Counsel and parties shall be available on such notice, as ordered by the court during jury deliberations. In civil cases, in the event of a verdict or a question by the jury, parties and counsel shall be present within 15 minutes of notification. Failure of a party or counsel to appear will constitute a waiver of appearance. The clerk or bailiff should be kept informed of where counsel will be at all times when the jury is deliberating, unless excused by the court.
B. Absence of Counsel on Receipt of Verdict. In civil cases, the court will not deem it necessary that any party or any counsel be present or represented when the jury returns to the courtroom with its verdict.
Approved September 9, 2010.