AT THE START OF A JURY TRIAL, THE JUDGE SHOULD INFORM THE JURORS OF THE COURT’S NORMAL WORKING HOURS, AS WELL AS THE WORKING HOURS THAT COULD BE EXPECTED DURING DELIBERATIONS. THE JUDGE SHOULD DETERMINE WHETHER THE JURORS HAVE ANY SPECIAL NEEDS THAT JUSTIFY SETTING DIFFERENT TIMES.
G. Thomas Munsterman, et al., Jury Trial Innovations, pp. 183-84 (1997).
A.B.A. Jury Standard 18(d) (“A jury should not be required to deliberate after a reasonable hour, unless the judge, after consultation with counsel, determines that evening or weekend deliberations would not impose an undue hardship upon the jurors and are required in the interest of justice.”).
Washington Jury Standard 18(d) (3rd ed. 1997) (identical to the A.B.A. Standard).
Arizona Supreme Court Committee on More Effective Use of Juries, Jurors: The Power of 12, pp. 115-17 (1994).