Yes. A juror is paid $25 for each day actually served.
Those that appear that are not picked receive $12.00.
An employer is not required to pay you while on jury duty; however, employers are prohibited by law from firing an employee for serving as a juror.
Any person charged with a criminal offense or any party to a civil case has a right to a jury trial. All parties are equal before the law and each is entitled to the same fair treatment.
After you have been selected as a juror on a case, if you have a special need or an emergency, tell the bailiff.
After the jurors return their verdict and are dismissed by the judge, they are free to go about their own affairs. They are under no obligation to speak to anyone about the case and may refuse any and all requests for comment. Nevertheless, members of a jury may discuss their experience as a juror with others if they so desire, but they may not divulge any information respecting the vote of any other juror.
Yes. Your jury summons is an official court order. If anyone fails to report for jury duty without a lawful excuse from the court, they may be brought before the court for contempt of court proceedings. Without jurors, the jury system cannot work the way the Constitution intended it to. We realize the sacrifice we are asking you to make and understand that you may be apprehensive about serving. However, the majority of people say they find the experience rewarding and wouldn't mind doing it again.
Please take the time to thoroughly read the summons. It contains a great deal of information that may be helpful to you. Once you have read it, please fill out the questionnaire that was included to the fullest extent possible and mail it back to the court using the enclosed envelope as soon as possible.
You will be notified approximately 2 weeks in advance, by a separate yellow notice from this court, of the time and dates your services will be required.
Please fill out the questionnaire and include your new address. You may write on the back of the questionnaire that you have moved, and then mail it back to the court using the enclosed envelope. The court must have this information in writing. If you move out of the county in the middle of your team, the court also needs that information in writing.
We apologize for any undue hardship this has caused. Please mark the outsdie of the summons "Deceased" and "Return to Sender" and put it back in the mail. We do not remove names from the system; you will need to contact the Board of Elections to do so.
Unfortunately, it is not that smiple. State law requries that all perspective jurors be selected at random using the source listed.
All requests to be excused must be put in writing and include your name and juror ID number. At the Judge's discretion, you may be excused for previously scheduled vacation times or other dates that you will be out of town, but you will only be excused for those dates - you may still be required to serve during your 4-month term. The court attempts to grant excused absences for any previously scheduled medical appointments or other medical emergencies. Financial hardship is not a valid reason for excusal. All requests for excusal will be reviewed by the Judge. The court attempts to notify all excused jurors, but you should contact the court if you have requested to be excused and not yet been notified of the Judge's decision. Please allow 1-2 weeks after you have filed your request for processing.
Please put the date, best phone number to reach you, and other necessary information (including juror ID) in writing and file it with court. See above question for the process.
The court has the responsibility to examine jurors under oath or affirmation as to the individual juror's qualifications and will permit both the plantiff and defendant to ask questions of the jurors. Jurors may ask questions of the judge or either party regarding their responsibilities as juror. The court and opposing parties seek a jury who will be impartial and have open minds. Your honest answer to each question is extremely important. The court and opposing parties will select jurors who will hear the case. No prospective juror shall fail to answer any legal and pertinent question posed to the prospective juror by the court. If any question is asked that you would prefer not to answer in front of the entire jury pool, you may ask the court to asnwer privately on the record.
The clerk's office has notices which indicate that you have or have not been selected for service and they are available to you upon completion of the days hearing. You must request this form from the clerk's office; it is not automatically provided.
If you still have questions please contact the Jury Commissioner: