WELCOME TO JURY DUTY
Audio File About Jury Duty (Real Media Player Format)
Some commonly asked questions (and their answers) about jury duty are as follows - Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, please feel free to contact Marlean Wisor, the court Bailiff and ask.
WHAT ABOUT PARKING?
You may park behind the Court House in either the upper or lower parking lot. If you have to park on the street, and you get a ticket, give the ticket to the Bailiff. You do not have to pay it.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS?
Court is usually in session from 9:00am to 4:40pm with a break for lunch around noon and lasting around 1 hour 15 minutes. However, the hours depend on what is happening in the trial. When the jury starts to deliberate, you could be here late that night depending on what time you started deliberations. Sometimes the Judge likes to start earlier than 9am and/or stay later than 4:30pm as not to prolong your days of service.
HOW LONG IS MY JURY SERVICE?
You are on call for approximately one week. That does not man you will be needed for the entire week, however, you will need to call the tape recording after 5:00pm each evening. You will find out then if you need to come in or when you need to call back. If you are seated on the panel, you are still on call. We try not to seat you on more than one jury, however, sometimes this cannot be avoided.
REPORTING NUMBERS ARE:
HOW DID I GET SELECTED?
Voter registration lists are fed into the computer at the beginning of each year and 12 months of prospective jurors are "spit out".
HOW DO I PROVE TO MY EMPLOYER THAT I WAS HERE?
You may obtain an affidavit form the Clerk of Courtâs office located on the first floor of the court house. You must check in each day you are called in order to receive your "Big Bucks". You will receive $12.00 for each day you are called in. (This amount is due for an increase sometime this year) Please try to remember your juror number when you report to the Clerkâs office. You will receive your check for jury service approximately one month from date of service.
WE WILL STRIVE TO MAKE YOUR JURY EXPERIENCE A PLEASANT ONE.