Actually, a lot of state court judges now make a point of meeting with the jurors after the trial is over, not in a semi-formal environment but an environment that is less formal than a courtroom, first of all just to say, “Thank you for being here”, and also to answer any questions they may permissibly answer. There are some things that they obviously cannot discuss with the jurors, but jurors have a lot of questions. What we've heard from judges who routinely do this is that they have an opportunity to learn a lot from jurors, and jurors really appreciate the extra acknowledgement by the judges of their participation.
Typically, those judges will also give them some ideas about what to do if they encounter difficulties after trial, particularly if it's been a difficult trial, and will say to them that they can contact the court. Many jurors will say they would like to know what happens with a case. If there's going to be a sentencing in a couple of weeks or a couple of months later, jurors would like to hear more about what happens to the case, so efforts will be made to send out notices of hearings and things.
As well, in this country, because we do have the first amendment and media often contact jurors, particularly in high-profile cases, they're told what to expect from the media and told that they don't have to talk to the media, and they're given just some tips on how to work through some of those issues post trial, such as difficulties with employers, for example, who were not happy about people who had to serve, especially on long trials.