The Announcement of the Decision
Once the decision has been reached by the judge or the jury, the plaintiff and defendant are notified that it’s time to return to the courtroom to hear the decision, or verdict. The parties enter the room first and wait for the judge (and jury, if there is one). The announcement of the verdict is very much like what you’ve probably seen on TV.
IN THE KNOW
It’s a good idea to take notes as the decision is announced. That way you can make sure that any subsequent paperwork is in line with what the court ordered.
In a jury case, the judge asks the jury if it has reached a verdict. If it has, the head juror—called ...