Regular petit (trial) jury service in the Court is limited to one month of jury pool service. Most jury trials are completed in 1-2 business days. It is possible that your service may carry over into the following week if you are seated on a trial and that trial is not finished by the end of the week.
There are currently 2 judges and one Magistrate on the bench. Any case set for trial could result in the need for a jury panel to be sent to the courtroom. Therefore, we must have a jury pool available on site. Once we know that all dockets have been completed and that no new jury panels are needed, we will release the jury pool for the month. We will make every effort to release the jury pool as early as possible while still taking into consideration the needs of the Court.
In some instances, jurors are called in to serve on more than one case. Your jury summons and orientation material will be very clear.
You will receive a per diem of $20.00 for each day that you are required to appear and if dismissed. You will receive a per diem of $40.00 for each day you are seated. Checks are issued approximately 30 days from the last day of service and sent to your home address.