How long will I serve?
Your name will remain on the active jury pool list for twelve months. You may be summoned by mail anytime within that 12-month period and given 30 days notice.

The court has established that most trials will last one to two days. In rare occasions the trial will last longer and the judge will advise the jurors at the beginning of the trial of how many days the trial is expected to last. The judge may vary daily working hours to accommodate witnesses who have special travel or schedule problems.

You may be struck by how much waiting you have to do. During trial, you may have to wait in the jury room while the judge and the lawyers settle questions of law.

Judges and other courtroom personnel will do everything they can to minimize the waiting both before and during trial. Your understanding is appreciated.

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1. How was I chosen?
2. How long will I serve?
3. Do I have to respond to the jury summons?
4. How much will I get paid?
5. Can I be excused from serving?
6. What about my job?
7. What if I have an emergency?
8. What if I'm physically challenged?
9. Might I be called but not sit on a jury?
10. What's next?
11. Can I go home during the trial?
12. What should I wear?
13. What types of cases may I hear?
14. What happens during a trial?