While we wanted to let our insurance carrier know certain information about our jury, this Rule and the judge’s ruling was prohibitive. In this case, the judge concluded the information we wanted to share was outweighed by the protection of the jurors’ anonymity.
So, what do we do? Although we could not share specific juror information gleaned from the list, we could let the claims representative know we were pleased with the jury based on the data available. We also invited the claims representative to sit in the courtroom and make her own observations about the demographic make-up of our jury. The claims representative attended the trial and got a “good feel” for the jury first-hand.
Bottom Line: If you are precluded from providing jury list information, plan on having the claims representative present to observe the jury make-up.