The Verdict

The foreperson will report to the judge when the jury has arrived at a verdict, which will then be read in open court. Any party may ask for a poll of the jury, meaning that the clerk will ask each juror individually whether that is his or her verdict.

The losing party may later appeal to a higher court on technical questions of law or procedure, but the jury's findings of fact are almost always regarded as final; they are rarely set aside by the judge or a higher court. You can understand, then, how important it is for each juror to do the very best to deliver a fair and impartial verdict.