120.Service Provider for Juror With Disability: Beginning of Trial
During trial, <insert name or number of juror> will be
assisted by (a/an) <insert description of service provider, e.g.,
sign language interpreter>. The <insert description of service
provider> is not a member of the jury and is not to participate in the
deliberations in any way other than as necessary to provide the service
to <insert name or number of juror>.
New January 2006
The court has a sua sponte duty to give this instruction if a juror will be using the
assistance of a service provider. (Code Civ. Proc., § 224(b).)
• Juror Not Incompetent Due to Disability. Code Civ. Proc., § 203(a)(6).
•Juror May Use Service Provider. Code Civ. Proc., § 224.
• Court Must Instruct on Use of Service Provider. Code Civ. Proc., § 224(b).
7 Witkin, California Procedure (5th ed. 2008) Trial, §§ 320, 330.
4 Millman, Sevilla & Tarlow, California Criminal Defense Practice, Ch. 81, Jury
Selection and Opening Statement, §§ 81.02, 81.04[a] (Matthew Bender).