LEO: Communication With Jurors  LE Op. 417


Communication With Jurors.


May 21, 1981


It is improper for a lawyer to communicate by letter with members of a

jury his or her thanks for the manner in which they completed their

service. While no one can disagree that jurors are entitled to be

commended for their service, such communications by a lawyer would create

at least the appearance of an effort to influence a juror's actions in

future jury service in violation of DR:7-107(C).


Committee Opinion May 21, 1981